Borno Professionals Charge Indigenes On Boko Haram
…Warn Against Politics Of Self- Aggrandisement
The League of Borno Professionals has charged the people of Borno State to come together in fighting the common enemy - Boko Haram - instead of playing the politics of self-aggrandisement.
The League is an association of Borno indigenes operating in different sectors of the economy to enhance the capacity of members to add value to the people of the state.
In a statement issued Sunday and jointly signed by its president, Pindar Bitrus, and vice-president Aisami Habib, the Borno Professionals said instead of the ongoing politicking, all hands should be on deck to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
It warned that failure to do this would spell doom for the future of the state.
The group alleged that there is a plot by “some disgruntled elements in the state to cause disaffection within the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Borno State Government through malicious publications.”
It therefore urged the State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, to remain focused, saying he should not allow himself to be distracted as he continues with the task of rebuilding the state by those it described as 'breadwinning adventurers and enemies of progress.'
According to the group, despite the three-year- old insurgency, the governor has upheld the trust and confidence reposed in him by the electorate through people-oriented projects in health, water supply, education and housing sectors.
“This is not the time to allow some self-seeking politicians make him lose track,” the group said.
It also urged the Borno people to continue to support Governor Shettima and the Nigerian Army in the war against terrorism and disregard mischief makers bent on further aggravating the pathetic condition of the people.
“There is no better time than now for our people to unite in restoring the Home of Peace to its rightful place in the federation,' the group said.
It added: 'We call on the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) to step up its efforts in cleansing its house of bad eggs as we would not hesitate to seek legal redress against any journalist who allows himself to be used by patrons of terrorists and failed politicians to cause disaffection in the state.
' Freedom of speech and expression as guaranteed under a democratic set up is not a license to bring people into disrepute through malicious publications.”