Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has said he does not have the luxury to waste time, insisting that all that he is left with is the commitment to work round the clock for another four years for his people.
The governor made his commitment known on Thursday while receiving his Certificate of Return as the elected governor of the state for a second term at the Borno State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Maiduguri.
INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Bauchi, Borno and Yobe States, Major General Madibbo Alkali (rtd), made the presentation on behalf of INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu Muhammad.
In his remarks, Zulum said he will have no time to waste as he was continuing work.
He noted that his programmes and policies in second term will remain focused on security, health, education, agriculture and food security, job creation, youth and women empowerment, urban renewal, flood prevention, rehabilitation and resettlement.
He said: “I want to assure the people of Borno State that insha Allah we will not relent in our efforts to reposition Borno State to greater heights. I will commit to making sure that insha’Allah, we will work 100% for the benefit of the citizens of Borno State.”
Zulum while expressing gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting him during his first term of office, described him as his greatest pillar.
He said: “Let me use this opportunity to commend the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, for his continued support to my administration. Our situation couldn’t have been like this without his support.”
The governor also appreciates the President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, who happened to be his predecessor in office and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for supporting him.
Zulum also expressed appreciation to the state chapter of the APC led by Ali Bukar Dalori for its unflinching support in the last three and half years.
Also presented with Certificate of Return aside Zulum are the 25 members-elect of the Borno State House of Assembly who were given their certificates of return.
INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Borno State, Ibrahim Magaji, presented them the certificates.
The deputy governor, Usman Kadafur and three members of the House of Assembly have to collect their when they return back to the country as they are presently abroad.