Borno State Governor ,Babagana Zulum, has ordered the immediate rehabilitation of Government Secondary School, Chibok where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014.
Governor Zulum gave the directive on Monday when he visited Chibok alongside stakeholders and community leaders.
He assured that his administration will also ensure the deployment of adequate teachers and provision of all components of learning materials to the school.
“I hereby direct the ministry of education to deploy a team of experts to assess the entire school and come up with a design and costing so that I can approve the immediate reconstruction and remodeling of this school. We will also ensure that the school is allocated adequate teachers, already I have given a directive for recruitment of more teachers both on permanent and ad-hoc staffing that will include volunteer teachers. Of course, before allocation of teachers, the reconstruction will involve the provision of all components of learning materials including functional laboratory for sciences. When I return here next time, I want to see a completely different scene” Zulum said.
Zulum’s directive is coming five years after then Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in March 2015, laid foundation for the construction of a new school of international standard to replace the vandalized school.
Despite the foundation laying, nothing is test to be done to reconstruct the school.
Meanwhile, Zulum while in Chibok sympathized with 83 families affected by Boko Haram attack in Takulashi, a community in the local government, and directed immediate release of N11m as social protection for them.
12 family members of those who lost their lives during the attack received N300,000 each, 53 people whose houses were burnt down received N100,000 each while families of 9 persons also affected by the terrorist attack received N100,000 each.
Another five persons who sustained various degree of injuries received N150,000 each while 4 families also received N150,000 each.
Zulum also inspected a community water project in Mboa about 5km away from Chibok town.
The Governor during his visit also inspected an ongoing Damboa – Chibok road project. He engaged the engineers and charged them to ensure qualitative work.