From Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri
The National Union of Borno State Students (NUBOSS) yesterday urged the state Governor, Kashim Shettima, to contest for the senatorial seat of Borno Central after the expiration of his tenure comes 2019 general elections.
National President of NUBOSS, Comrade Mohammed Alkali, spoke on behalf of the students at presentation of Honorary Merit Award to prominent personalities in the state.
This, according to the union, is to enable the governor continue the developmental projects he executed especially in education sector.
The students particularly described as a giant stride in taking the state to the promisedland, the allocation of N17 billion in the 2018 appropriation Bill to the education sector.
This, they noted will play a major role in order to address the brain drain in the state which is ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents.
He said that after due consultation and inspection tour to various public schools that were affected in the Boko Haram crisis, NUBOSS discovered that most schools were all given total rehabilitation with new ones constructed, pointing out that this development could not have been achieved without the good working relationship that exists between the executives and the legislature under the leadership of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawal.
The President said this will improve the standard of education and enhance the welfare of students through prompt payment of scholarship to Borno students within and outside the country.
The union, he added, has therefore declared its total support for Governor Shettima to Contest as Senator representing Borno Central in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
NUBOSS also declared its unflinching support and loyalty to the Speaker, Hon. Lawal and Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno, representing Marte/Monguno/Nganzai Federal Constituency, who is also one of the award recipients.
“We are gathered here today to honour some of our prominent personalities in the likes of Borno State Speaker of House of Assembly, Hon. Abdulkareem Lawal, Mohammed Tahir Monguno, representing Marte/Monguno/Nganzai Federal Constituency, among others, for their contributions in uplifting the education sector in the state.
“We also want to recognize the commitment of our Governor, Kashim Shettima, for according priority towards revamping the education sector. This could be attested to in the fact that even last week, the Governor awarded N5 million Scholarship to Galadima Isreal Zakari, an indigene of Borno, who scored the highest results (364 points) nationwide in the concludes 2018 Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination and billed to study Electrical Engineering Degree Course at covenant University Otta, in Ogun State”, Alkali said.