Abuja - Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima,
said people in the region were hopeful the administration of Muhammadu Buhari
would eliminate terror in the state. He said people in the region felt attached to Buhari given
his military background.
The citizens looked up to him with so much hope because the
President elect was very much familiar with the problems of the State
and how it has suffered in the last six years owing to massive killings of its people and extreme destructions of communities and public institutions, Shettima said.
Shettima stated this during his visit to Buhari alongside
the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai Elkanemi, and some elders
from the state. Borno is one of the three states-alongside Adamaa and Yobe-
that voted enormously for Buhari in the recent elections.
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Meanwhile, Buhari said his government would continue to
collaborate with the neighbouring Cameroonian, Nigerien and Chadian
governments in the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgency.
The President-elect said he was aware of the problems of the
northeast and will not waste time in taking them up.
He stated that the stability of the northeast was a must
project for his administration, insisting that nothing can be achieved
unless peace was restored to the troubled region.
He also promised to focus on re-activating the Lake Chad in
addition to deploying enormous resources to resume vigorous search for
oil along the Chad Basin in parts of Borno State.
The president-elect also assured the delegation that the
receding Lake will be addressed through the transfer of water from
the Central African Republic to the lake to boost commercial activities
for fishing and irrigation farming.
- CAJ News