Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has identified poverty and unemployment as major causes of Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Zulum stated this during the inauguration of a micro credit facility and cash disbursement to petty traders, perishable sellers and retailers at Custom Market, Maiduguri, on Saturday.
He said that poverty and unemployment were the main causes of the insurgency and security challenges facing the state.
“There is nexus between security and economy; you could not have security without economic improvement.
“I promised to address the nagging problem of unemployment among youths and women; I will also work for the improvement of social and economic condition of the people to achieve security, peace and stability in the state,” he said.
The governor said that his administration had initiated viable programmes to provide job opportunities, reduce poverty and enhance…
Source: News Agency of Nigeria