Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has released a total sum of N1Billion for the procurement of Central Bank Staff quarters to cater for 49,000 orphans and widows in the state.
Shettima disclosed this recently while inaugurating a high powered committee which would facilitate the payments of the Maiduguri CBN quarters where the orphans are expected to be resettled.
He said, “I want to congratulate members of this high-powered committee and you have two weeks within which to complete this assignment and submit report to the government. I inaugurate this committee of Central Bank Quarters located along Damboa Road. The state government releases the sum of One Billion Naira to ensure the proper payment and take over of the estate by the Borno state government.”
Shettima reiterated his effort and full commitment towards fully rebuilding and resettlement of the Displaced Persons affected by the insurgency.
“We are going to rebuild Borno brick by brick,” Shettima assured.
“We have 48,000 population of orphans in Maiduguri alone and nobody can tell you the exact figure in Borno state. In Monguno alone, we have 38,000 and I know we have substantial number in Dikwa and other places. The sooner we start addressing the challenges, the better. Time as the saying goes, wait for no one, we have to make hay while the sun shine, and where there is a will, there is always a way. We shall find ways and means of addressing our societal challenges.” Shettima concluded.
The committee is chaired by the Secretary to the Borno state government, Alhaj Usman Jidda Shuwa, other members includes Hon. Ali Abatcha Hassan, Hon. Mohammed Kauji, Hon. Adamu Lawan, Hon. Bello Ayuba, Alh. Mustapha Kori, Rev. Thomas Ranjia and Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan serves as the Secretary.
The secretary of the Committee, Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan who stood in for the chairman thanked the governor on behalf of his colleagues and assured him on timely completion of their assignment.
“We thank you most sincerely for finding us worthy to serve in this high-powered committee. We assure you that we are going to discharge our duties without fear or favour, affection or ill will, and by the grace of God, we will meet the time frame to submit our report”. Bar. Kaka said.