Borno State and other parts of north-eastern Nigeria have suffered deadly attacks from insurgents, famously known as Boko Haram, for over a decade. Over 35,000 lives have been lost, properties worth billions of dollars destroyed, and over 2.5 million people displaced.
Babagana Umara Zulum, the state governor, whose tenure started in 2019 and was recently extended by another four years during the March 2023 governorship election, has, with the federal government, made some security efforts that have brought normalcy to some Borno villages and towns once known as danger zones.
These gains have translated to improved livelihoods for local people here as economic activities are gradually returning.
Besides, young people in the state are collaborating with non-governmental organizations to support those in need and change the narratives of their communities from tragic to beautiful stories.
Maiduguri, the state capital, is now full of life with innovations such as 50 megawatts gas power plant implemented by the federal government through the Borno State Government. Other infrastructural developments include flyovers, roads and bridges, health centres, schools, and market centres.
These efforts are born from Borno’s recovery and development plan to take the state forward post-insurgency.