Kashim Shettima recently said the establishment of North-East Development Commission (NEDC) was a direct response to the large scale devastation caused to the North-East by Boko Haram insurgents.
According to him, the effect of Boko Haram insurgency is such that no geo-political zone wishes to go through.
Shetiima said, “Having a commission like the NEDC is a direct response to large scale devastation which no geo-political zone should wish to experience.’’
‘’A comprehensive assessment report by the World Bank put the damage at over $9 billion U.S dollars.”
“NEDC will set out for the recovery of this backwardness so that the state recovers earlier than it would have taken us to recover.
‘’It is not something any section of the country should wish to experience.”
“I must confess that if Buhari was not elected in 2015, only God knows what would have become of Borno and the rest of the North-East.
“Buhari has made determined efforts to reverse all the many years of neglect the North-East suffered from 1979 to 2015. ‘’Buhari is the greatest inspiration for us.
“The President’s passion for the North-East is clearly understandable, because this is a region that lost thousands of its precious sons and daughters, suffered destruction of public and private infrastructure worth $9 billion U.S dollars”.
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