Borno to name streets, monuments after former leaders

Maiduguri  -The Borno government said it would soon name streets, monuments and other public structures after its former leaders in recognition of their services to the state.

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Gov. Kashim Shettima made this known at the unveiling of a Photo Gallery of Past and Present leaders of the state at the Government House on Monday in Maiduguri.

Shettima said the leaders deserved it because of their enormous sacrifices to the development of the state.

“It is my singular honour to unveil the Photo Gallery of former governors of North Eastern State from which Borno was curved out.

“The North Eastern State was created in 1967 and subsequently Borno was curved out of it in February 1976,” Shettima said.

He added that it was a pride to notice that the picture of President Muhammadu Buhari was in the gallery as former governor of the North Eastern State.

“The portrait shows that power is temporary.

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“The maximum number of years one spends for now as a governor in democratic dispensation is eight years, but we end up spending more years outside power,” Shettima said.

The governor said “we should strive to leave a legacy to the next generation about service to humanity.

“All of these governors left lasting legacies, so we have to pay tribute to all of them.’’ (NAN)

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