By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari says Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, who is seeking a second term in office, deserves to be re-elected.
The president, according to a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, stated this in Maiduguri on Thursday while inaugurating projects including Maiduguri Emergency Power Project.
The Nigerian leader, who lauded the governor for his developmental efforts, said:
“Your Excellency, I cannot remember the number of projects I commissioned during your first tenure, these laudable projects are impressive. I thank you.
“We also acknowledge the excellent work that you have done, working closely with the Federal Government and other stakeholders, to bring back the IDPs and refugees from Cameroon and other neighbouring countries.
“I think the Governor deserves another term,” he said.
On the inaugurated Maiduguri Emergency Power Project, Buhari described the feat as another testament towards achieving a stable, uninterrupted power supply aimed at improving the economy and lives of Nigerians.
The gas plant was constructed by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) to supply 50 megawatts of electricity to Maiduguri and its environs.
The president said his administration had worked hard to fulfil the promise of tackling the nation’s electricity challenges and had succeeded in laying the foundation for a strong, prosperous country through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.