Saturday, May 30, 2015

I will create more jobs to stop political trekkers - Borno State gov

The returned Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima made this assertion in his inaugural speech shortly after he took the oaths of office and allegiance alongside his deputy, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha at the Ramat Square in Maiduguri on Friday. 
While taking the oaths administered by the state Chief Judge, Justice Kashim Zannah Shettima said, “We are seriously worried by the throng of unemployed youths in Borno State. An idle and desperate mind is often vulnerable to external manoeuvre.”.                              
 Clarifying that he did not mean to denigrate some Nigerian youths who invented new ways of celebration by embarking on long distance trekking, the Borno helmsman insisted that lack of employment provided the time and environment for embarking on such exercise.
His words, “I really do not think any youth that is gainfully employed could have embarked on trekking for weeks. For me, I have taken note of two messages from these trekkers. The first message is a strong and bold reminder that there are no jobs for the youths in Nigeria.

“The second, which I consider more seriously, is that Nigerian youths have the courage and strength to do what many leaders never thought they could do. If youths can trek from one state to another, it means they have potential for good use while they have strength to revolt like Lions in the event they are pushed to the wall.
“We must create more jobs for Nigerian youths", he added. 


  1. i just pray they all fulfil their promises now that they've been sworn in

  2. Oyah we siddon they wait.