Governor Kashim Shettima at the Economic Summit held at the InterContinental Hotel, Lagos on Monday, March 7, 2016.
Sir: The Borno State governor, Kasim Shettima has developed excellent and feasible post-war programmes and projects that are fast-tracking the healing of scars of the war, restoring basic infrastructure and local economies, including returning communities to their pre-war peaceful and productive states. Governor Kasim is achieving this milestone through the newly created Ministry charged with reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of communities affected by Boko Haram insurgency.
As the military makes progress in winning the war, the governors of the five northeast states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe should adopt Kasim’s model. Such a model will tackle the original factors that facilitated the growth of Boko Haram and helped the group in its recruitments and indoctrinations, namely abject poverty, illiteracy and the absence of employment opportunities in these states.