Shippers’ Council renovates Borno schools destroyed by Boko Haram

Governor Kashim Shettima
Photo: VOA Hausa
Governor Kashim Shettima Photo: VOA Hausa

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council on Thursday handed over three renovated secondary schools to the Borno state government as part of its corporate social responsibilities.

The three schools were among those destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

The council said it took up the responsibility to fix three public schools within Maiduguri metropolis when its Executive Secretary/CEO, Hassan Bello, visited the Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima in November 2016.

Following the request of the council’s chief executive, Borno state government recommended Government Day Secondary School Maimalari Barracks, Government Day Secondary School Maiduguri and Government Day Secondary School Zajiri for the renovation.

The council’s Director of Corporate Services, Balarabe Sumaila, who handed over the renovated schools to the state ministry of education said the council was limited to only three schools nominated by the Borno state government.

“We would have renovated even ten schools if the state government had nominated them for us.”

Mr. Balarabe declined comments on what it cost the Council to fix the three public schools even as he thanked the Borno State government for giving the council the opportunity to discharge its social responsibility.

Borno state Commissioner of Education, Musa Inuwa Kubo, who represented the state at the event expressed happiness over the council’s gesture.

“Many organisations have actually assisted the state government and so many have made pledges but could not walk the talk in terms of fulfilling the pledges.”


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  • JasV

    Will you now move to do the same for communities destroyed by MEND and IPOB to a lesser extent? The problem here is that you need to develop a framework/guideline that is fair, transparent and sustainable. You can not just wake up because the executive secretary is from a region and start using Federal money to repair that region. Why do you always like to portray Northerners as hopelessly tribalised, corrupt moslems by choosing not to do what is right? A sensible human being would have selected three schools from each of the areas of insurgency countrywide but not a typical northerner. You spend the money as if it is yours. Unfortunately you do not spend your money like that. How many are enjoying scholarship from this so called executive secretary’s salary and stolen money, in his family not to talk of ward?