Governors elected under All Progressives Congress (APC) platform have lauded Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on his governance style and anti-terrorism response, saying his commitment to engendering peace across the state was second to none.
The governors noted that Zulum’s insightful and resolute passion to mobilise Nigerians to end insecurity was inspirational and that such had spurred other stakeholders to committing to serious task of nation building despite the insecurity challenges.
The governors, under the umbrella of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), made the declaration while congratulating Gov. Zulum on his 52nd birthday, adding that throug his dedication and commitment, displaced Borno indigene have been finding their way back to the state and resettling back to normal life.
The governors, through a statement released to journalists on Thursday by the forum’s chairman and Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu, noted that Zulum’s passion for managing processes of governance was also a source of inspiration that should be emulated.
According to him, the PGF joins all Nigerians to celebrate the birthday of Prof. Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno. We celebrate this special occasion with your entire family and the people of Borno.
“We wish to acknowledge and commend your exemplary leadership, vision and commitment to a united and peaceful Nigeria. We acknowledge your dedication and commitment to the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast and insecurity in every part of the country,’’ the forum stated.
Furthermore, the governors reaffirmed their commitment to continue working with the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and protecting Nigeria and Nigerians irrespective of their locality across the country.
Aside from protection of lives and property, the governors also assured that it would continue to roll out programmes to strengthen the capacities of governments to create jobs, fight insecurity, stimulate economic activities, reduce inequality and diminish poverty.