The Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has demonstrated the kind of commitment federal government wants from Nigerian leaders.
Osinbajo who stated this Tuesday in Maiduguri when he paid homage to the Shehu of Borno HRH Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Ibn Umar lEl kanemi at his palace during his one day state visit said he was in Maiduguri principally to commission some capital projects executed by the governor in the past 8 years of his administration.
He said ” the governor has demonstrated the kind of commitment we want to see in our leaders” while noting that President Buhari has been supporting the people and government of Borno state on how to overcome its problems and challenges in the past four years.
He also pledged that such support will also be extended to his successor Professor Banagana Umara Zulum.
He said:” Thank you for the warm reception I am principally here in Maiduguri to commission some projects done by Governon kashim Shettima. Which are so many that we have to cut many of them if not we will be commissioning projects everyday till the inauguration day.
“What he has done is a tribute to himself and also to the people of Borno. He has done very well and extended his ways to any places both home and abroad as man of excellence.
“The governor has testified that he is the sort of leader we want to support to overcome the challenges of the state and his people.
“The North-east insurgency is one of our challenges that has been receiving attention where Mr. President has recently signed into law an Act for the rehabilitation and development of the north east states affected by the insurgency”, Osinbajo said.
Earlier, the Shehu ofi Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Ibn Umar El Kanemi appealed to the federal government to create job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths in the state by engaging them in the Nigerian armed forces especially those civilian-JTF complementing the efforts of security operatives in the state.