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Empowerment: Zulum unveils 110 HIJET mini trucks donated by Senator Monguno


Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Sunday unveiled 110 HIJET mini trucks procured and donated by Senator Mohammed Tahir Monguno as empowerment and for onward distribution to beneficiaries mostly Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs from Borno North Senatorial District.

The empowerment initiative is coming at a time when the economic challenges are more paramount due to the removal of fuel subsidies and the increasing depreciation of the Naira against the dollar in the open market, which forced prices of commodities and services to skyrocket.

Unveiling the vehicles at the Government House in Maiduguri, Zulum said, the need to have a good transportation system for conveying goods and services is very paramount, adding that, the gesture would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of the beneficiaries, making them self-reliant and to also carter for their immediate family needs.

He commended Senator Monguno for continuously supporting the people of his constituency through provisions of agricultural inputs, buses to the newly established Federal Polytechnic Monguno, laptops that have enhanced digital literacy among students of Northern Borno, irrigation and sewing machines, construction of classroom blocks and teaching materials, cash donations, drilling of boreholes, training and retraining of Youths/women in skills acquisitions, and too numerous to mention, which he noted, have complemented efforts of his administration in Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement of IDPs and other vulnerable groups across the state. “I want to commend Senator MT Monguno for his people-oriented projects to people of his constituency.

Since when he (The Senator) was a member House of Representatives, he has impacted positively the lives of his people, and I reiterate that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my humble self, and the people of Northern Borno are proud of MT Monguno who have since key into the ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ of the federal government.

“Let me use this opportunity to call upon other lawmakers to emulate MT Monguno’s good gestures, as it will serve as palliatives directly or indirectly to his constituents,” Zulum said.

In his remarks, Senator Monguno who is the Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters at the Red Chamber, commended Governor Zulum, security agencies and all stakeholders who have worked tirelessly in restoring peace that led to the resettlement of most of the IDPs from the zone back to their ancestral homes with dignity.

He pledged that he would continue to give his maximum support in alleviating the economic challenges faced by his people as peace has significantly returned. In their separate goodwill messages and vote of thanks on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Deputy National Chairman (North) of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon. Ali Dalori, Chairman APC Borno state, Hon. Bello Ayuba, and the Speaker Borno State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abdulkarim Lawan described MT Monguno as a good legislator who always has his people at heart.

They enjoined the beneficiaries to make good use of the mini trucks to enhance means of their livelihoods and their communities.

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