BY ABDULLAHI ISAH MAIDUGURI
Take youth joblessness serious, Shehu of Borno advises guber aspirant
The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai has advised an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant, Ahaji Idris Mamman Durkwa to tackle youth unemployment and education with all the seriousness they deserve if elected governor of Borno state in the 2019 general elections, as according to him, unemployment and illiteracy were the root cause of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Shehu, who made call when Alhaji Durkwa and his campaign team paid him homage at his Palace to seek his fatherly blessing urged the aspirant to ensure the continuity of government policies, programs and projects of Governor Kashim Shettima, so as to drive the post insurgency rehabilitation, reconstruction and resettlement program for the greater development of the state.
“If elected, I also want you to work closely with the Federal Government to fix the Maiduguri- Gsmboru- Rann road, Maiduguri- Kukawa road, as well as construct the Kukawa Abadm road and intensify the oil explorations in the shores of Lake Chad. You should also consider the resuscitation of Irrigation activities along the Lake Chad,” the Shehu charged.
Alhaji Durkwa assured the Shehu that he is going to run an all inclusive government when elected, irrespective of the part of the state people belong to or tribal and religious sentiments.
“I am also going to take the civil service with all seriousness, as they are the engine room of government and implementers of government policies and programs. As a seasoned technocrat, we are going to ensure complete reorganization to ensure effective service delivery,” the aspirant added.
He said ” if elected I am going g to be the Governor of Borno state not Southern Borno where I came from, so I am going to run an all inclusive government where all citizens have a stake irrespective of ethnic, religious and regional affiliation. “
Earlier, while introducing the aspirant, Engineer Ibrahim Usmsn Biu told the Shehu that they were in the palace to seek his Royal blessing, .
He said “though the aspirant is from southern Borno, we consider the people of Central and Northern Borno, as our brothers and believe it is time for them to allow us to produce the next governor come 2019. We believe they will do so, as it may interest you to know that it was our brothers from Northern and Central Borno that bought the form for our aspirant Alhaji Idris Mamman Durkwa. “
Also in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri, the APC aspirant Alhaji Idris Durkwa said that if elected he is going to focus on security, education, agriculture, job creation, health and water supply, all of which have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.