- Says state received only N345m in 5 years
(Timothy Olanrewaju, MAIDUGURI)
Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima said yesterday that his government got only N345 million from donor agencies in five years.
The governor refuted claims that his government mismanaged huge funds from international donor organisations and humanitarian agencies for the upkeep of displaced Boko Haram victims in the state ravaged by six years insurgency.
Shettima told newsmen in Maiduguri, yesterday that, “contrary to wild assumptions that the state government received billions of cash donations in local and foreign currencies for the management of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), a total of N345 million is the overall amount received as cash donation by our administration from May, 2011 to date.”
The governor said the state government received N200 million in four years from the Federal Government during former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
He said it was part of the support to the three affected states including Adamawa and Yobe.
Shettima also said N50 million came from Lagos State in 2015, N25 million from Edo State in 2013 and N20 million from Kano also in 2013.
Others, he said, include N20 million from Adamawa State, N10 million each from Ekiti and Osun states while Unity Bank gave N5 million.
“There is one woman who prefers her name not to be mentioned. She donated N100, 000 in cash bringing total cash received to N345.1 million.”
He said donations from United Nations affiliated bodies and humanitarian organisations came in form of support including food items, medication and other needs of the IDPs in the camp, insisting that no cash was given to Borno government through such organisations or bodies.