‘ Why Shet­tima did not at­tend meet­ing with Jonathan’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hamza Idris, Maiduguri

Gover­nor Kashim Shet­tima of Borno State was un­able to at­tend the gov­er­nors’ meet­ing with Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan in Abuja yes­ter­day be­cause he was ea­ger to see that the sec­ondary school girls ab­ducted by sus­pected Boko Haram in­sur­gents are freed.

Malam Isa Umar Gusau, the Spe­cial Ad­viser to the gover­nor on Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, said Shet­tima de­cided to re­main in the state “to give en­cour­age­ment to distraught par­ents.”

Ac­cord­ing to him, “The gover­nor leav­ing the state at this try­ing mo­ment would de­mor­al­ize dozens of fam­i­lies that are wait­ing to see their daugh­ters. He did not in any way boy­cott the meet­ing,” Gusau said.

Gover­nor Kashim Shet­tima

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