Babagana Umara Zulum, the Governor of Borno State, has instructed that land be allocated for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) computer-based test center in Maiduguri.
When Zulum met with the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, at the Government House’s Council Chamber on Thursday, he gave the directive.
The Governor also ordered the Borno State Geographic Information Service (BOGIS) to grant a Certificate of Occupancy for the property in Maiduguri, which now houses the Board’s Zonal and State offices.
Zulum also authorized the state’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation to finance all interested Borno indigenes who choose to study in other areas of the country.
This action, according to the Governor, is intended to fill in the gaps in merit and catchment area quotas in numerous Federal Government tertiary institutions across the country that are intended for Borno residents.
… Nigerians all over applaud Zulum, Registrar says
In another development, the Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Professor Is-haq Oloyede has lauded the Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum for raising the bar of accountable governance that make Borno a reference point in Nigeria.
“I feel very happy seeing you because, you are a pride to everything you represent. I have reasons to be very proud of you. I feel proud to be Nigerian because you are Nigerian. If leadership is service, from what we see of you, what we hear of you, most of them are well intended. When you are not there, the reality is being said about you.” Prof. Is-haq said.
He added, “Everywhere you go, even when someone has reason to hate you, he will still acknowledge the fact that you are not supposed to be hated by anybody who is sane.”
Commenting on the closure of the IDPs camps in Maiduguri and Jere, the JAMB Registrar commended Governor Zulum for the bold steps in returning people back to their ancestral homes, which he said signals the return of peace to some parts of the State.
“The initiative to close down all the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri will pave way for the return of all the displaced persons to their ancestral homes.
This is quite commendable as it signals a return to normalcy. Some NGOs with no clear objectives and mission in Borno State will now have to go back to the drawing board. The era of opportunistic behavior and mischief by some of these NGOs is coming to an end. I am of the view that beneficiaries of conflict are as committed to its prolongation as its initiators.” Prof. Is-haq said.
The JAMB Registrar also hailed the Governor’s grant made available to encourage research on renal failure and kidney diseases, and the provision of free dialysis service to patients.