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Despite Boko Haram Insurgency, I’ve Been Able To Record 90% Success, Says Gov. Gaidam


Ibrahim-GaidamGovernor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has revealed that if not for the Boko Haram insurgency, he would have achieved all he set out to achieve when he was sworn in as governor.

Nonetheless, he pointed out that he had been able to record a 90 per cent achievement.

Giving an account of his stewardship at a meeting of the All Progressives Congress, weekend, where he was announced as the sole governorship candidate of the party for the 2015 election, Gaidam lamented that insurgency had taken over the state since 2011, thus posing a massive drain on the meagre resources of the state as funds meant to execute developmental projects are diverted to sustain the war against Boko Haram.

He also cited instances of about 215 government school buildings destroyed by the insurgency.

Gaidam said, “This unfortunate event has slowed down the execution of our policies and programmes. The resources we commit to support the prosecution of the war against the insurgents have affected the execution of our capital projects.

“Some of the areas of support to security agencies include provision of over 300 Hilux vehicles, payment of over N250m monthly as allowances alone, fuelling and repairs of security vehicles, assistance to the families of security personnel killed in action, and the payment of medical bills of those of them who sustain various degrees of injury in the fight with insurgents”.

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