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Borno Governor Reveals Major Bane Of Development In Northern Nigeria

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) did a documentary some years on the same issue and it was recommended that the government does something about it. 

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said the same thing, saying poverty is the major reason the Northern part of Nigeria is behind every other part, adding that many problems begat the growing poverty.  

He said this in Kaduna when governors from all the 19 states held a meeting with religious and traditional leaders on Monday.

Shettima said:

Poverty, poverty and I say again, poverty, is to many of us, the number one monster dragging backward, our northern Nigeria. Many problems gave birth to growing poverty in the north. In reaction, poverty is also giving birth to many problems in the north.

For instance, in June, 2013, we recorded a good number of extremely poor persons, who were recruited for as little as N5,000 to either spy on soldiers and report their vulnerability to insurgents, attack and set schools ablaze by late night or in some cases, poor old women were paid similar amounts by insurgents, to either keep arms in their huts or smuggle arms from one point to another.

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