The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has declared that he will embark on a massive job creation through infrastructural development in agricultural and education sectors to overcome Boko Haram insurgency and insecurity of lives and property in the State.
He revealed this at the recent joint session of principal officers of the Borno State House of Assembly, members of State Executive Council, SEC, and top government officials at the signing of N149 billion appropriation bill into law at Government House, Maiduguri.
According to him, Boko Haram insurgency in the state can only be overcome with the rescuing of the state’s collapsed education system; and massive job creation projects in the agriculture, environment and education sectors.
He said “Such “rescuing and full implementation” of job creation projects in the three sectors of the economy must be collective responsibilities of both the state government and members of the state.
Shettima said: “I am personally going to join the education rescue team by contributing my quota to teach in the classrooms,” adding that with the signing of the budget into law, contracts for the renovations of secondary schools at Yerwa, Gaji-Gana, Maiduguri, Miringa, and Marama are to be awarded this week.
“In the entire Borno North, only two students qualified for university education, as they are the only candidates that have five credits each in the National Examination Council, NECO, and West African Examination Council, WAEC, examinations in 2011,” said Shettima.