‘Corruption insanity’ killing our economy – Shettima

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Bornu State governor, Kashim Shettima has attributed the poor state of the nation’s economy to large scale corruption.

Shettima spoke of at the second day of the first National Forum on the Economy organised by Vintage Press Limited held in Lagos on Friday.

He said President Muhammed Buhari is working hard to address the “corruption insanity”, adding that the Panama paper’s revelation is a tip of the iceberg.

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According to him, the economy of his state was brought down by Boko Haram with over 20000 men, women, kids killed.

He said millions were displaced, along with destruction worth $6billion.

“30 percent of the houses were destroyed in the state including schools, primary health centres, infrastructure, including water supply and electricity.

He called for more investment in education, noting that it is vital because the few that are rich cannot be protected by the many that are poor.

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