Shettima warns against politicisation of insurgency funds


Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima has advised against the politicisation of a billion dollars approved for putting a final end to the Boko-Haram insurgency which has lingered for about nine years.

He gave the warning when the House of Representatives Committee on Army led by member Ossy Prestige visited him in government house Maiduguri on Thursday.

The governor noted that the funds approved to help troops was a welcome development and should never have become a subject of needless political discussion within the polity.

Shettima who is the chair of northern governors went on: “The $1Billion that we approved for the execution of this war should be divorced from politics and sentiments. If there is a crisis in the Niger-Delta or any part of this country, we owe that obligation to posterity and humanity to tow a common line irrespective of our…

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