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Stop Decieving The People: Politicians Told

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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Worried by the high rate of unemployment and poverty which are major causes of Boko Haram insurgency, Alhaji Mohammed.

Bukar (Bungus) of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) who is an Aspirant for House of Representatives, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council ( MMC ), has prayed God Almighty not to give him victory if he will not fulfil his campaign promises to his people.

Bukar, a banker cum politician who is answering a clarion call from his people to contest under the ruling All Progressive Congress ( APC ) in next year's general elections spoke in an interview with Journalsists at his Maiduguri Government Reservation Area (GRA) residence, over the

alleged failures of some legislators from Borno state to effectively address 'abject poverty, unemployment and insecurity' to lives and property for over a decade in Borno state.

He said until the twin problems of poverty and insecurity are addressed people will continue to live in abject poverty if unemployment and insecurity to lives and property, remain unabated .

Citing the dilapidated state of Hospitals/health centres, infrastructural facilities, roads and power sectors in the state, Bukar said:

"These hospitals are mere consulting centres for patients, as the people don't even have the money to buy prescribed drugs and other hospital consumables even after some of the representatives at the National Assembly had assured the electorate of functional and equipped health centres across the state.

The roads which had been in deplorable state could not be rehabilitated, because of Boko Haram

insurgency that claimed the lives of Chinese engineers, and forced three construction firms to abandon their various roads project sites in the state since 2012.

"These deplorable roads and empty water pipes reservoirs across Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere that constitutes the entire metropolis of over three million people, are still living in abject poverty without accessing basic infrastructural facilities for water, roads and electricity, while the people continue to live in fears and apprehension, because of Boko Haram insurgency that had claimed many lives, even though relative peace was being restored in Maiduguri."

He said to overcome these daunting challenges of non-fulfilment of campaign promises of some legislators, he has been called upon to bring changes to the people; and improve on their living conditions through "effective and realistic" representations at the National Assembly.

His words: "I am not raising alarms on the rising rates of poverty, unemployment and insecurity among our people in Borno state. It is my people that wants me to serve by representing them at the National Assembly on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC)., I pray if I will not effect these changes by good representation and delivering dividends of democracy to my people, let God not give me the opportunity to win the next year's general elections". Bungus said.

Such representation, according to him would be based on the fulfilments of all the campaign promises made on provision of basic social services, like water and electricity supplies, health care delivery, roads; and equipped functional secondary and primary schools, adding that; "these are the positive changes that we want or intend to bring to our people; and implement them in addressing poverty, unemployment and insecurity to lives and property in not only Maiduguri metropolis, but the state in general" he stated.