8th August, 2017
The Northern Governors Forum has donated the Sum of Three Hundred and Sixty Million Naira to the Borno state government to cushion the effects of insurgency in the State.
While presenting the Cheque to the Borno state Governor Honourable Kashim Shettima at the Government House Maiduguri , The Governor of Katsina state Aminu Bello Masari who led the Governors delegation said the Northern Governors was in Borno state to sympathised with the government and people of the state over the recent attacked and killings of Military personnel by Boko Haram terrorists.
The leader of the Northern Governors delegation explained that it is a collective decision by the forum to restore peace and security in the region, pointingout that the Governors Forum is solidly behind the government of Borno and other front line states affected by the insurgency in the fight against insurgency and other Terrorism in the North.
While responding, the Borno state Governor Hon. Kashim Shettima thanked Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla and other Northern states Governors for the solidarity and sympathy shown to the government and people of Borno state on the neferious activities by Boko Haram insurgents.
Governor Shettima said his government spends over Six Hundred Million Naira Monthly on the feeding of the Internally Displaced persons and Reconstruction projects in the state.
He also explained that Boko Haram have destroyed over One Million Houses and other public places such as Schools, Markets Hospitals , Worship centres as a result cripples the entire economy of the state to a halt, and called on the wealthy individuals and donor agencies to come to the aids of the people of Borno state.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla along side Governors of Katsina Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, Mallam Naira Ahmad El- Rufa'i of Kaduna ,Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, also visited and commisserated with the Internally Displaced persons at Dalori One IDP Camp and assured that the insurgency would soon be over.