Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima says the federal government is paying more attention to his state.
“We have started feeling the impacts of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration,” he said.
Speaking while breaking Ramadan fast (Iftar) with some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri at one of the 22 camps established for them in the Borno state capital, Shettima said that the federal government has taken over the welfare of IDPs in Maiduguri.
He expressed that this was a radical departure from the immediate past administration where the state government was compelled to shoulder the heavy burden of catering for the IDPs.
”We have started feeling the impacts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. For instance, from 2013 when we started establishing camps for displaced persons in Biu for the people of Damboa and to the number of camps we have now, the Borno State Government solely bore the biggest burden of funding these IDPs’ camps until a few days ago.
“Today, with the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has taken over so many responsibilities in these camps and this is how it ought to be ab initio. Today, under the Buhari administration, we have a NEMA that has accelerated its presence in Borno,”. Shettima said.