Borno orders workers to return to LGAs liberated from Boko Haram

Borno orders workers to return to LGAs liberated from Boko Haram
July 25 10:11 2016

The Borno State Government has
directed all civil servants in the 10
local government areas of the
state liberated by the military
from Boko Haram to return to
work with immediate effect.

Usman Zannah, the state 
Commissioner for Local
Government and Chieftaincy
Affairs, gave the directive while
fielding questions from the News
Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in
Maiduguri.
Zannah said: “Governor
Shettima has directed all workers
from the 10 liberated local
government areas to return to
work with immediate effect
following the return of relative
peace to the towns.
“Local government areas like
Mafa, Magumeri, Dikwa,
Konduga, Benisheikh, Askira Uba,
Kala Balge and Kaga, among
others, were all free from Boko
Haram and they are habitable.
“

The whole of these local
government areas were also
rebuilt by the state Ministry of
Rehabilitation, Reconstruction
and Resettlement with the support
of NGOs like Victims Support
Fund, Dangote Foundation,
among others.
“It is in line with this
development that Governor
Shettima directed that salaries of
workers must be paid in all
liberated local government areas.
“We don’t see any reason why
workers should remain in
Maiduguri when many people
have returned to their
communities.
“

As you can see, we passed
through Benisheikh, now we are
in Tomsukawuri, and we are also
moving to Metakorori and
Ngamdu, and majority of the
inhabitants of the villages have
returned,”  Zannah said.
Over a million people were displaced from the
North East, mainly Borno, Adamawa and
Yobe, at the height of the insurgency. The
Nigerian military has since reclaimed most of
the territory initially occupied by the
insurgents while the battle continues.

(NAN)