Borno State Government has unveiled a 25 -year development plan aimed at rebuilding the state after suffering what it termed “ devastating destruction ” from the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The state Governor , Prof Babagana Zulum , on Saturday , while unveiling the plan , said it had medium and long- term implementation phases to make the state become modern after recovering from over $ 6 bn worth of destruction caused by Boko Haram.
Zulum said all the activities of government would henceforth be executed according to the development plan , which he said was anchored on five critical pillars : Human Capital Development , Leadership in Agriculture, Healthy Citizenry , Sustainable Environment, and Regional Trade Hub for Commerce.
Before coming out with the plan , Zulum had directed a team , led by his Adviser on Sustainable Development , Partnerships and Humanitarian Responses , Dr Mairo Mandara, to interact with all stakeholders, including the people at the grass roots , ministries , departments and agencies of government to collate views on the immediate, medium , and long- term needs of communities in all the 27 local government areas of the state .
The team was said to have adopted a participatory approach , including a consultative workshop to define its objectives and come up with the development plan .
Mandara, in her remarks during the launch of the plan , gave an overview of the plan with the slogan : ‘ Our Borno , our Success. ’