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KASHIM SHETTIMA’S HOUSING REVOLUTION

Rebuilt 30,000 houses torched by BH
Constructed 2500 houses in 6 new estates

By
Yakubu Ahmed-BK

At the peak of their destruction of
lives and property, the Boko Haram insurgents targeted public buildings, including personal houses of people in all the flash points in Borno state. They also torched local government secretariats, public schools, police stations and court buildings among others.

Instead of being dampened and discouraged to the point of giving up, then Governor Kashim Shettima stood up to terror, looked at it in the face and dared it.

He began the process of rebuilding where they either torched or destroyed in a manner that made their campaign of destruction unfulfilling in their mindlessness and terror advocacy.

As they burnt, he rebuilt the old houses with top class structure texture.

They burnt people’s houses across towns in the epicenter areas and Governor Kashim Shettima rebuilt them and made them even better.

A total of 30,000 personal houses were rebuilt in the following towns and reoccupied by their original owners.

1. 11,000 houses rebuilt in Bama
2. 7,000 houses rebuilt in Mobbar
3. 3,000 in Mafa
4. 2,500 in Damboa
5. 2,500 in Gwoza
6. 2,000 in Konduga
7. 1,000 in Nganzai
8. 432 in Kaga

He also established 6 new housing estates in the state capital in which a total of 2500 houses and apartments were built. The most popular of them because of its strategic and central location – the Zanna Umar Mustapha Legacy Gardens competes with any estate in Nigeria in its sheer beauty, taste, class, finishing, utility, road network, street lighting, drainage system and security.

On top of all these, Kashim Shettima rebuilt several local government secretariats, palaces, police stations, public schools and court buildings that were razed down to the ground by the insurgents.

He fought war for every day of his eight years in office (2011-2019), but accomplished so much more that any Governor of his time and beyond.

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