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Commitee established to lead Borno reconstruction

13 April 2015, 20:56

Abuja - The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, who has been reelected for another term, has announced the establishment of a team to lead the reconstruction of communities destroyed by Boko Haram.

This is pending the outcome of an interface between Borno State Government and the incoming Buhari administration.

"We are immediately setting up an Interim Emergency Team on Evaluation and Reconstruction of Communities to mobilize and start work in phases. While that is going, we already have a work plan for the convocation of a Summit," said Shettima, governor of the state worst hit by insurgency.

Also read: Buhari assures end to insurgency

He said his administration will only need to expand the group working on that and then change the focus to holding what we will call Borno Reality and Prospects Summit which will have only one agenda and that agenda is to develop a Marshal Work Plan for Post Insurgency Borno.

Shettima said the absolute victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state will not get him carried away.

"Let me also say, that for me as leader of the APC and reelected Governor of Borno State, this victory will not change me from being the Kashim Shettima you all know. I am very much in constant reminder, that power can be very dangerous to the soul of its beneficiary.

"From my experience, when one is in power and things go his way in highly competitive elections, his first task is to fight his own mentality and resist the slightest element of negative pride. Pride can be positive when one protects and preserves his own honour and integrity. But negative pride is when some thinks he is all in all, he is the almighty and sole fixer within his environment."

Shettima has been declared the winner of Saturday's governorship election, polling 649 913 while his main challenger, Gambo Lawan of the People's Democratic Party received 34 771 votes. 


- CAJ News


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