Abuja - The Governor of Borno State, Alhaji
Kashuim Shetimma, has appealed for support to build of facilities that would
help engage youth and discourage them from engaging in acts of terror.
Shettima made the appeal following a meeting with Acting
Secretary of Programmes, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Ochapa Ogenyi.
He solicited support towards building mega schools,
hospitals and training centers to enable them engage most of the youths that
were idle and jobless.
Shettima was hopeful MDGs will consider Borno as most
deserving state for infrastructural development in view of the destruction made
by the insurgents.
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The state has borne the biggest brunt of terror perpetrated
by Boko Haram.
Ogenyi meanwhile pledged increased partnership with the
Borno State Governments in rehabilitating victims of the Boko Haram insurgency
in the state.
He said such support wouldbe in the areas covered by the
MDGs such as schools/healthcare centers, rehabilitation, reconstruction and
reintegration as well as provision of portable water.
Meanwhile, the governor praised the efforts of the
government of President Muhammadu Buhari in fighting insurgency.
- CAJ News