Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has ordered the allocation of land to the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) in Maiduguri.
Zulum issued the directive on Thursday when he received the JAMB secretary, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede at the State House.
The governor also directed the Borno State Information Commission (BOGIS) to issue a title deed, which currently has the zonal and state commission offices in Maiduguri.
Zulum also directed the state Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to sponsor any Borno State citizen interested in studying in the country’s tertiary institutions.
The governor said the move was to fill the gap in the allocation of qualifications in many Federal Government colleges across the country to the Borno people.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the National Board of Secondary Education, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, commended the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, for taking the necessary steps to ensure that Borno State is a model in Nigeria.
“I am very happy to see you because I am proud of all that you represent. I have every reason to be very proud of you. I am proud to be a Nigerian because you are a Nigerian. Leadership is a service, from what we see in you, what we hear from you, most of them have a good purpose. When you are not here, the truth is told about you. ” Professor Is-haq said.
Furthermore, “Wherever you go, even if someone has a reason to hate you, if he thinks deeply he will notice that no sensible person should hate you, because of your good deeds.”
Commenting on the closure of the refugee camps in Maiduguri and Jere, the JAMB secretary commended Governor Zulum for his determination to return the people to their ancestral homes, which he said signaled a return to peace in some areas in the state.
“This plan to close all the IDP camps in Maiduguri will allow the return of all displaced persons to their ancestral homes. he said
The JAMB Secretary also lauded the financial support provided by the Governor in encouraging the diagnosis of kidney disease across the state, as well as the implementation of a free program for patients.