Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has stated that there is no single federal government project or institution in Borno South.

Speaking in Maiduguri at the weekend, the lawmaker said over 300,000 people were suffering from lack of portable water and motorable roads in southern Borno.

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“We have the highest number of people who go to school in Borno, yet no single tertiary institution,” he said.

The lawmaker said thousands of people displaced from the zone by the Boko Haram were willing to return home.

He said: “Our biggest challenge is going back home; many of our people have children out of school for about four years now. Our people are suffering because their sources of livelihood have been crippled.

“We gave them promises that by May this year they will go back home but from the look of things, that would not be possible.

“We commend government for efforts at taking back home our people from Ngoshe, Ashigachi and Kirawa but there is pressure on Pulka especially the challenges of water.”