During his Monday visit to Borno State, President Bola Tinubu once again offered his condolences to the families of the Nigerians killed in the recent bombing incident in Tudun Biri, Kaduna State.
He mentioned that the Shadada, which is a fundamental tenet of Islam for practicing Muslims, was recited by the majority of the victims, who tragically died in the act.
They were deeply religious Nigerians who were reciting the Shadada at the time of the tragedy. As their country mourns their entry into glory, God Almighty consoles their families. The President prayed, “May their souls rest in eternal peace.”
Speaking at Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, the Shehu of Borno, the President promised that the Federal Government would keep doing everything in its power to support and care for the families of all Nigerians impacted by the lingering insecurity in some areas of Borno State.
“This is my most sacred responsibility, and since the new administration has taken office, the trajectory of the larger effort, as indicated by the ratio of victory over defeat, has been sliding well in our favor.
“We still don’t feel satisfied. The President said, “Until the insecurity in Nigeria ends, we will not be satisfied.
Security concerns would continue to be a primary priority under Tinubu’s leadership, he said, adding that they would not be restricted to military matters.
Better facilities and benefits will be extended to our brave military personnel and their families. We have made this a priority, and the budget for 2024 reflects this.
According to the President, “we will make sure that our administration reflects the grateful heart of the Nigerian people in the way we treat those who make the ultimate sacrifices on our behalf.”
Babagana Zulum, the governor of Borno State, noted that cooperation between the government of Borno State and the security agencies has steadily improved.
“We have observed the close collaboration that exists between the security agencies and our state. The outcomes are self-explanatory. In the ongoing battle against insecurity throughout Nigeria, we are steadfastly dedicated to realizing the goals set forth in the Renewed Hope Agenda. We appreciate your guidance, Mr. President. We will keep providing the Nigerian Armed Forces with all necessary support,” Zulum declared.
Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, the Shehu of Borno, on his part, pleaded with the President to direct his infrastructure interventions toward regions that have been severely affected by insurgency over the years.
In order to support the sizable communities encircling Lake Chad, we aim to revive the Lake Chad Commission.
“We are looking for power projects and job creation programs for our young people who are unemployed. Despite having few resources, Governor Zulum has been performing above and beyond what is humanly possible. Please help him, Borno’s Shehu said.