Governor Shettima of Borno meets Civilian JTF, ‎doles out welfare package

Written by on December 30, 2015

SHETIMAFollowing recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in some parts of Borno State, Governor Kashim Shettima, held a meeting with the youth volunteers involved in counter insurgency operations popularly known as “Civilian JTF” during which he appreciated their gallant efforts and unveiled welfare packages for them.

At the open session, Governor Shettima paid glowing tributes to them for sacrificing their lives towards complimenting the efforts of armed forces to fight for the restoration of peace in the state and said no amount of welfare package can equal their sacrifices.

The governor said despite its meager resource, the Borno state Government would expend whatever it takes to ensure that the volunteers were properly paid, equipped and highly motivated. He announced a bonus of twenty million naira to the volunteers while directing that any backlog of ‎allowances be paid immediately.

Mr. Shettima directed the Ministry of Health to put a system in place that would guarantee free medical attention to all youth volunteers in all public hospitals in the state. He also ordered the supply of more patrol vehicles to the volunteers.

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