The Governor of Borno State, Dr Kashim Shettima has said that his administration is ever the more determined to reconstruct, rehabilitate, and resettle the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state so as to make them live a more meaningful life.
Speaking during the official public presentation/launching of SI Magazine, in Abuja, yesterday, the governor who was represented by the state’s deputy governor, Alhaji Usman Durkwa stated that the state government has taken extensive and comprehensive assessment of the damaged caused by Boko Haram in the state and was ready to act.
He stated that the people of Maiduguri had suffered beyond imagination in the country and called for the continuous support of the federal government, development partners all relevant stakeholders.
He blamed the rise of terrorism in the Northeast to poverty and ignorance.
Earlier in his address the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, urged Nigerians to give total support to the military in its efforts to consolidate the great achievements it had recorded in the fight against Boko Haram.
He said: ‘’We owe it a duty to support our gallant military, not to condemn or second guess them.’’
Alhaji Mohammed commended the magazine for featuring in its launch edition the details of the reconstruction, resettlement and rehabilitation efforts being undertaken by the federal and state governments in the Northeast, especially in Borno State, saying that in reporting the developments, SI Magazine is contributing its own quota to efforts to consolidate the peace in the region.