Following the controversies generated by the call by President Muhammadu Buhari to the World Bank in 2015 to help rebuild the Northeast ravaged by insurgents, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Friday, cleared the air on what Buhari actually said and those present.
Speaking in Maiduguri late Friday night, Shettima said the President merely pleaded with the World Bank to assist Nigeria in rebuilding the six states of the North destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents and and help the victims to be reintegrated into normal life and never made any selfish or sectional request to the bank to focus its development on the North to the detriment of other parts of the country.
The governor said five governors, including three from the South South, Southeast and Southwest and the late Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Professor Adefuye were present when President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with President of the World Bank in Washington back in July, 2015.
He said during the meeting, the President made a special appeal for the World Bank to support in the rebuilding of the northeast geo-political zone which has suffered massive destructions as a result of Boko Haram insurgency, Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima who was also at the meeting said on Friday night with a call on Nigerians to emphasize issues that will unite and strengthen the country rather cause division and hatred.
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