It is not every time you see or hear a governor weeping but not for the chief executive of Borno state, Governor Kashim Shettima, who yesterday, wept openly while presenting the 2013 appropriation bill before the state House of Assembly following the untold havoc wrecked on the state by members of radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
The governor reportedly became emotional towards the end of his presentation but reiterated that the state would rise again.
“Surely Borno shall rise again,” Shettima repeatedly said, as he assured people of the state on his government’s resolve to improve on their lives and put an end to the insecurity problem which had crippled socio-economic activities.
Shettima who disclosed that he was “deeply pained” by the security challenges facing the state, pointed out that the government was doing everything possible to improve on the lives of the people with the little resources at its disposal.
He said: “It is my fervent prayer and hope that this problem will come to an end soon”
Presenting the N184.3 billion budget tagged The Budget of Collective Renaissance, he said it was aimed at kick-starting the recovery, growth and development of all segments of the state through conscious, scientific and consultative approach to create new avenues for reviving the state’s economy.