By Bankole Wright
Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima has advised other governors to stop stealing from the public treasury.
The governor gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja at the 2017 graduation of Internally Displaced Girls under the Organisation of Female Students Scholarship Scheme.
He urged them to focus on enhancing the well-being of the masses instead.
“The most important yard stick has to do with the quality of governance; there is more to leadership than primitive capital accumulation.
“No matter how much you accumulate beyond a certain point, it’s just a number,” the governor said.
Shettima stated that it was the responsibility of governors to enthrone good governance by working for the people.
He noted that women and children bore the brunt of insurgency, adding that the Boko Haram sect had so far created 54,911 widows and 52,311 orphans in the state.
“These are official figures, probably the unofficial figure may be twice this number.
“The truth is that we either take care of these orphans or 10 years to fifteen years from now, they will be the monsters that will drive us out of this land,” he said.