Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has appealed to the various communities irrespective of religion, tribe and political affiliation to unite for the development of the state.
Shettima, who made the call when the people of Hawul local government of the state paid him a courtesy visit, following the appointment of their son, Alhaji Usman Mamman Durkwa as his deputy, said they must unite against the common enemies like insurgency and poverty, adding that no development will take place without peaceful coexistence.
The governor said Durkwa, who was selected from Southern Borno and Biu Emirates, merited the assignment having worked as commissioner during former Governor Sheriff’s administration.
“I believe we will not let the people of the state down. I believe Durkwa will be a rallying point for unity of all people of Borno State. He was endorsed by all seven emirs in Southern Borno, all members of the state House of Assembly, clubs and associations and the hierarchy of the ruling party structure in the state,” Shettima stated.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and member state House of Assembly representing Hawul state constituency, Hon Ayuba Steven Wakawa, said they were in the Government House to thank the governor for appointing their son as his deputy.
Wakawa said the deputy governor has been a commissioner for 12 years and that he will use his wealth of experience to contribute to the development of the state, adding that plans have been concluded to rehabilitate Biu- Yimirshika road and  reconstruction of Azare General Hospital.
Also, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Vice Chairman, Alhaji Aliyu Yerima also lauded the governor, adding that his appointment was well received by the people.

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