Borno approves N800m for construction of 2 mega schools

Borno state executive council chaired by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the sum of N800 million for the construction two new mega schools in Njintilo and Gwange areas of the Maiduguri metropolis.

Briefing newsmen in his office at the Musa Usnan state secretariat, Maiduguri, Sunday  after the meeting, the commissioner for Information and Home Affairs,  Mujahid Babakura Abba Jato said: “The council meeting which  was held at the Government House, Maiduguri and chaired by Governor Babagana Zulum discussed many issues that  have direct bearing on  the lives of the people of the state.

“The council approved the sum of over N800 million for the construction of  two Mega schools in Njimtilo and Gwange areas of the metropolis. 

“The Mega school in Njimtilo will house a two  storey buildings consisting of 60 classrooms, offices, ICT centre and furniture’s while same  mega school will be built in Gwange ward.  Each of the building will   cost  little above N400 million”, Jato said.

He added that: ” The council also approved the sum of N240 million for the second and third phase of the complete renovation of the state secretariat to provide a conducive working environment for the state  workers at the state department.

“The first phase which is  at 95% completion was carried out at the cost of N120 million and it  includes the  governor’s office, Ministry for Information, Health, Finance. Office of the Head of Service and  Ministry of Poverty Alleviation. The work on these has been completed with toilet facilities, water and electricity ready.”

The commissioner noted that it has been over three decades that the secretariat received a major renovation and complete overhaul since its construction in 1972, adding that , “it is also the first time in the history of the state that  a sitting governor has an office in the state  secretariat and operate in the office from 7′.00 am to 10′.00pm regularly.