On Wednesday, Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum ordered the construction of a road network at the Federal Polytechnic, Monguno that would stretch for four kilometers.

The governor also mandated that the Borno State Government provide a facility for use by the polytechnic as a dormitory.

Phase one of the road construction, as outlined by Zulum, will begin in January 2024.

The order was issued during his visit to the new Monguno town location of the polytechnic.

I have toured the construction at the federal polytechnic’s new home in Monguno. One of the problems I’ve seen is a shortage of roads, therefore Zulum has announced that the Borno State Government plans to build a four-kilometer road network in stages, with the first stage set to begin in January 2019.

Zulum has assured the polytechnic of his unwavering support and has praised its administration for its dedication to finishing construction on the school’s permanent location.

The polytechnic’s take-off intervention comprised enlargement works at the temporary location where it is presently operating, furnishings, and living accommodations for the senior officers, and had been approved by the Borno State Government.

Zulum disbursed N50 million in 2021 as a take-off grant to help the polytechnic get its academic year started.

Since 2019, the governor has helped federal institutions in Borno in a number of ways. These include approving the release of N50 million and constructing staff houses for the Nigerian Army University, Biu; allocating a temporary site for the take-off of the Federal College of Education, Gwoza; and intervening on housing and laboratory facilities for the University of Maiduguri and UMTH.

Meanwhile, the governor has approved the release of N20 million to the Specialist Hospital Monguno enable the hospital’s administration to accommodate for the hospital’s immediate requirements.

All employees present at the time of Zulum’s visit received an incentive package, which he had ordered to be issued in order to boost morale.

The governor approved that each member of senior staff receives N100,000 and food items, while junior staff each receives N50,000 and food items.

In 2019, Zulum announced that in addition to Biu General Hospital, Monguno Hospital would be upgraded to specialist status so that the island’s expanding population would have access to specialized medical care.

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