Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has declared that the emergence of Alhaji Kashim Shettima as incoming vice-president would be a significant help in reducing his administration’s burden as Borno recovers from insurgency. The Governor made this statement on Friday in Maiduguri during a Sallah luncheon for stakeholders graced by the vice-president-elect.
Zulum said that with the incoming vice-president, the government and people of Borno now have a reliable brother and a team player to lean on for support in the recovery process. He expressed confidence that the support of the incoming vice-president will reduce the burden on his administration and ensure progress and development for the state.
“President Buhari has been complaining that I am the only one suffering in Borno with no one supporting me. By the grace of God, in the next four years to come, I have with me a brother and indeed my boss that will support me and support the government and people of Borno. This will reduce our burden and will ensure our progress and development,” Zulum said.
The Governor called on the people of Borno to continue praying for the vice president-elect to succeed in discharging the responsibility of his office. He also reiterated the commitment of his administration to deliver more people-oriented programmes and urged for more unity among elected leaders for the betterment of Borno.