‘We’ve spent N12bn on security,’ Governor says

Gaidam said further that the sum was spent due to the Boko Haram crisis and the meagre sum (N150 million) donated by the Federal Government.

Governor of Yobe state, Ibrahim Gaidam

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, says that his administration has spent more than N12 billion on security-related issues.

Gaidam said further that the sum was spent due to the Boko Haram crisis and the meagre sum (N150 million) donated by the Federal Government.

The governor, speaking through his media aide, Abdullahi Bego, made the comments to the press on Monday, August 17, 2015.

He said:

“At a time that we are going through the worst security crisis of our lifetime, a crisis that continues to exert a heavy toll on our finances, the Yobe State Government under His Excellency Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has continued to keep faith with all its major responsibilities – paying workers their salaries regularly at the end of each month, helping to provide support to the security forces who are working to bring the prevailing Boko Haram insurgency to an end, and pushing on with the delivery of basic services. To date, the Yobe State Government has spent over N12bn on security-related matters.”

Yobe is one of the three states that have been worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency. The other two are Borno and Adamawa.

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