MAIDUGURI – Col. Abdulmumini Aminu (rtd), Ex-Military Administrator of Borno State during former President Ibrahim Babangida regime, has commended Governor Kashim Shettima for what he described as the quantum leap the state has achieved in terms of development in spite of the Boko Haram insurgency that crippled all aspects of state life.
Col. Aminu, who left Borno State exactly 30 years ago this July, was over the weekend in Maiduguri to attend the wedding ceremony of the daughters of the business mogul, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, and to commiserate with the people of the state over their losses during the Boko Haram insurgency.
“In spite of the Boko Haram insurgency, I have observed a lot of development,” he told newsmen in Maiduguri, emphasising that “the little I have seen, especially secondary schools with computers and air-conditioned classrooms, is very amazing; no university can boast of this.
“Although I’m limiting myself to only the physical development I have observed, I appreciate the tenacity of Governor Kashim Shettima, because it is amazing that development has taken place so fast across all the local government areas of the state,” he said.
Col. Aminu prayed that come 2019, the state elected another resourceful and committed person in the class of Governor Shettima to keep on with the good work and maintain the tempo of qualitative governance for the prosperity of the state.
While urging the people of the state to be grateful to Governor Shettima, Col. Aminu rebuked Nigerians for their persistent failure to appreciate the service every government offers to them, decrying, “people in most cases don’t appreciate the efforts of government in providing development.
“It is only in Nigeria that is trying to provide everything, and the people still complain; but we have to understand governance so that while government tries its best to work for the people, the people should also play their role and ensure all the government’s efforts are maintained and appreciated,” he stated.