Borno Governor meets new EU Head of Cooperation
By Abubakar Mohammed, Maiduguri
Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum met with the newly deployed Head of Cooperation, European Union, Mrs Cecile Tassin-Pelzer, at the EU house in Abuja, Nigeria.
During the visit, Zulum made a strong appeal for involvement of local contractors in the implementation of intervention projects in Borno and equally made a case for additional developmental projects in the state.
Zulum also raised concerns on accountability in execution of various developmental projects by partners and NGOs.
The governor congratulated and welcomed the new EU head to Nigeria, pledging full cooperation and commended EU for their tremendous support.
“Since my tenure as a commissioner in the state , I have had a good working relationship with the EU. I am fundamentally here to congratulate you and welcome you to Nigeria”, he said.
Zulum commended the immediate past head of Cooperation, Mr Kurt Cornelis for his outstanding working relationship.
Tassin-Pelzer assured of a good working relationship with the government of Borno state.
She also assured the Governor that Nigeria is still considered as priority country for humanitarian and development programmes.
Mrs Tassin-Pelzer had served for three years in Senegal before deployment to Nigeria.