Corruption is Responsible for lingering Insecurity, Banditry in the north, Says Vice President, Shetima
By Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Vice President, Kashim Shettima has said, corruption was responsible for the crises of insecurity and banditry in the Northern part of the country.
The Vice President stated this at the 10th Annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation lecture and award hosted by Borno State governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum in Maiduguri yesterday
Kashim Shettima who was represented by his special adviser on Political Affairs, Hakeem-Baba Ahmed, said Sardauna has left a legacy of accountability, fairness and probity, which the current leaders do not prioritize, while calling on Northern leaders to work in Unity to set the region on a prosperous track
In his remarks, Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, also blamed corruption as the reason why the country is not getting things right, while calling those in the position of leadership to provide good governance devoid of personal interests.
The Guest speaker, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, while delivering a keynote address called on the policy makers to address abuse of power and insecurity challenges facing the country.
He noted that the reason why Sardauna is being glorified is the value of teamwork, resilience and commitment to the provision of qualitative education, agriculture, and infrastructural development which are stil visible in modern day Nigeria