After more than a decade of drab and pain caused by insurgency, Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, has re-enlivened and may now be considered “the most serene location” in the country.
Professor Aliyu Shugaba, Vice Chancellor, University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), made the above remark on Thursday when he and his institution’s management team paid a visit to the managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria in his Abuja office.
According to Mr Shugaba, the decrease in insurgent operations in Borno has made Maiduguri one of the most calm state capitals in the country.
He said the busy activities that Maiduguri was once known for had returned, adding that even the university had recorded tremendous achievement with visitors thronging it for one engagement or the other.
Mr Shugaba disclosed that in spite of the harrowing experience in the last 12 years, the university remained resilient.
He added that the institution remained open to academic activities in spite of the challenges, making it easy to bounce back to what it was known for.
“As a university, we have remained open.
“We have not closed for a single day and today, we thank God almighty that this whole thing has subsided and Maiduguri has opened up.