By Adejumoke Alebiosu
Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, has released over N400 million for the welfare of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state in the last two years, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said.
Speaking recently in Maiduguri during the graduation ceremony of about 269 soil doctors and extension workers, Ibrahim showered encomium on the governor.
He said he could not but appreciate the governor for his support to Corps members serving in Borno State, who he gave over N400 million as welfare in the last two years.
Also, the Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, who stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari at the occasion, equally praised Zulum for the gesture.
He said the governor has an excellent working relationship with all federal government agencies, adding that he has reasons to relate with.
Lawal said though the governor has faced enormous challenges in administering the state which has been battered by insurgency, he still stands tall among his peers in providing good governance to the common man.
In his speech, Governor Zulum, emphasised the need for more extension workers in order to revitalise the agriculture sector in Nigeria.
He commended his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima, for the huge agricultural equipment he procured during his tenure as the governor of the state.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Animal Resources and Fisheries Development, Juliana Bitrus, disclosed that the governor has approved the release of all counterpart funds as well as stipends to the 269 graduate beneficiaries.