At the weekend, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was on his third trip to Baga, a fishing community in shores of the Lake Chad, during which he undertook both humanitarian and developmental activities.
Zulum was in Baga back in July, and September this year, before returning from Saturday to Sunday.
During his weekend activities in Baga, Zulum’s attention was caught by the untiring commitment of 15 villagers who had been rendering volunteer healthcare services in supporting medical practitioners to cater for the well being of resettled displaced families.
Governor Zulum was so impressed that after reviewing their selfless efforts, he directed Borno State scholarship board to fully fund the 15 volunteers workers to, depending on their eligibility for admission and individual interests, study medicine, nursing and midwifery at tertiary schools in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The Governor spent the most part of his day and night in Baga town, supervising the distribution of N50 million cash and food varieties to 5,000 resettled families with humanitarian needs.