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Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by Stingman: 7:32pm On Oct 11
By Joseph Erunke ABUJA—

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday, said over 50 million Nigerians of northern extraction live in poverty. The governor also lamented that the region was faced with five most serious problems, which he enumerated to include low literacy, poverty, poor healthcare, unproductive population and bad economic position. Gov Kashim Shettima of Borno State. Shettima, who is the Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum, said he relied on recent research data released by experts, which indicated that of the 79.6 million Nigerians living in poverty, over 50 million of them, representing about 70 per cent, live in the 19 northern states of Nigeria.

To this end, the governor entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with General Electric, GE, to enhance healthcare delivery in all northern states. Signing the MoU in Abuja, yesterday, the governor, who noted that governors of the region were taking very determined steps to rewrite the northern story from different perspectives, regretted that unproductive population in the North had resulted in lack of affordability for the most basic of healthcare services.

Shettima said: “It is a tall and tough task but where there is the will, there is always the way and one of these ways is partnership with General Electric in our very sincere bid to improve healthcare infrastructure in the region.” ‘’As we go towards implementation, we should bear in mind that the lives of many people in Northern Nigeria depend on how quickly we are able to continually improve access to quality and affordable healthcare. “Series of report by the World Health Organisation gives records of high maternal, infant and under five-old mortality in the northern population. “We have since resolved to productively invest on sound and measured basic education. We resolved to have strong bias for girl-child education.” “It is always a pleasure for me whenever I have something to do with General Electric.

This, of course, is for the simple reason that General Electric is sincere in partnerships, committed to pursuing goals and most importantly, very compassionate about supporting us to address key problems bedeviling us in Northern Nigeria. “In three successive years, I have been privileged to have productive affiliations with the General Electric. In October, 2015, I was present when the General Electric presented a cheque of millions dollars to the UNICEF, which at that time, was the highest private sector intervention in support of internally displaced persons in Borno State. “In November, 2016, I was mandated by my colleagues from the Northern Governors Forum to sign an MOU with the General Electric for the establishment of solar plants to generate combined electricity of 500 Megawatts from five States in Northern Nigeria. “In October, 2017, I am here again, to once again, on behalf of my colleagues, sign another MOU with General Electric for upgrade of healthcare infrastructures in Northern Nigeria.

“The Northern Governors Forum is absolutely committed to this partnership and we have supreme confidence in our selfless and versatile Malam Tanimu Yakubu Kurfi, who is heading the Northern Nigeria Global Economic Re-integration Programme which is the facilitator of today’s partnership.’’

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/50m-northerners-living-poverty-gov-shettima/
Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by bedspread: 7:35pm On Oct 11
THIS IS A GOSPEL TRUTH....
I ONCE LIVED IN DAMATURU, YOBE STATE..
YOU SEE RAW POVERTY....

THE MORE REASON THE NIGERIAN ARMY WOULD HAVE BEGUN THEIR FREE MEDICAL SERVICE IN THE NORTH....

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by Keneking: 7:40pm On Oct 11
Buhari sef shocked
Meanwhile, how much was used to clear grass in the attached picture undecided
Buhari, Jonathan, Yar'Adua, Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Abacha, Babangida, Buhari, Shagari, Obasanjo sef embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed
All useless government lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by Paperwhite(m): 7:42pm On Oct 11
Sai Buhari! Sai Chanji! Una go hear am.Idiots.

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by jacyhelen(f): 7:43pm On Oct 11
Second on politics yet not much comment from BMC..LOL..
Will come back to see likes of Mohammed and Aisha come hard on yerima

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by zionmade1: 7:45pm On Oct 11
its a lie
North has the highest rate of wealthy people. Poverty rate in the north is 0.1%. Its only in SE that poverty rate is high thats why they need free medical care from python dancers.
Shettimma this is hate speech, u have crossed the national deadline and i hereby declare operation mosquito dance on borno state. How can u say that the owners of one nigeria live in poverty.


Na sarrki work i dey learn ooooo. being a zombie can be so sweet, no wonder sarrki has sworn to be an eternal zombie

up apc
sai buhari
sai chanjii

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by Nbote(m): 10:09pm On Oct 11
Northerners and crying foul everytym.. Who's fault is it dat despite all dis years dey are still worse of Dan d rest of d country despite being at d helm of affairs for most part of d years dis country has been in existence. Their leaders use religion to hold dem down and dat is why dey are stuck where dey are. The poor ones are encouraged to attend Islamic skools and learn Arabic instead of acquiring basic western education while d priviledged ones and elites attend d best of skools and even study abroad. And wen dey com back dey continue to lord over d poor ones and d cycle continues... They are happy been in every less privilege list in d country becos d quota system works jus fine for dem..

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by Blue3k(m): 11:29pm On Oct 11
Nothing new stated they just need to work on policies to reverse the trend. This is what's probably driving a lot of these kids to drug abuse. They do need skills training for unproductive population and see what else they can do about economic position

“We have since resolved to productively invest on sound and measured basic education. We resolved to have strong bias for girl-child education.”
low literacy, poverty, poor healthcare, unproductive population and bad economic position.


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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by steveyoungwealth: 9:36am On Oct 12

Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by ahnaija: 9:36am On Oct 12
o n pe

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by Robbin7(m): 9:37am On Oct 12
There is a way out.

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by ivolt: 9:37am On Oct 12
Blame religious fanaticism.

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by ahnaija: 9:37am On Oct 12
whose fault?
You never start, even u will still be in ab...t penury until you do what is right

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by magoo10(m): 9:37am On Oct 12
We cannot but blame their irresponsible "born to rule" gworo chewing leaders who have deliberately and perpetually put their people in abject poverty while they build houses worth millions in Dubai and other countries for their concubines thereby having large numbers of almajiri settlement.

One still wonders why they hate Goodluck Jonathan so much after he out of magnanimity built various standard almajiri schools which their inept leaders failed to do just because they want power.

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by Originality007: 9:37am On Oct 12
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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by OBAGADAFFI: 9:38am On Oct 12
And they said they are feeding the whole country.

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by 9japrof(m): 9:38am On Oct 12
Governor we know, we don't need you to remind us and it all cos of you people the elites. The notherhern elites would never want this people to be literate so that they would be perpetually submissive and always at their disposal. Instead they prefer to cook food for them, dash them small small naira and use them for elections.

Hardly would you see a northerner speak against too much procreation in the north, one man would have 4 wives and over twenty children. They would bind them to the belief that Islam hates contraceptives, but ask yourself how about Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, do they procreate like dogs?

They bind them with Islamic religion as a career, but the questions is, what help would Islamic education help them in the real world of commerce, can it get them a job in the bank, government etc, hell no it wouldn't , soon they would pour their vexation on innocent fellows believing it is them that hinders their progress.

Northerners should restructure their minds and it must begin with their elites

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by ahnaija: 9:38am On Oct 12
That is what Islam is all about... poverty, war, pedophile, dirt and ignorance

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by Movic1(m): 9:38am On Oct 12
Hypocrisy is what is killing them! Let them change their ways and see how things will go smooth for the North!

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by kokomaster3d: 9:39am On Oct 12
If its more than 50m, then almost all the Northerners are poor. Because 50m constitute more than 80% of the Northerners. But our Buyers and Sellers on www.yakata.com.ng are not poor at all.

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by talk2percy(m): 9:39am On Oct 12
And they left the poverty stricken North that needs the military medical killing and brought it here to the East?

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by cremedelacreme: 9:39am On Oct 12
Just 50M? Na lie, it's more than that. Apart from the elite in the north and a few middle class, the rest live in abject poverty.

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by ahnaija: 9:39am On Oct 12
embrace Christianity, then all shall be well

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by naijaisGOOD: 9:39am On Oct 12
ok
Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by saraki2019(m): 9:40am On Oct 12
only te poor are maginalize
it is time we wake up
not only south east
not only in south west
not only in south west
not only in north
but all over nigeria
the ploiticians are united
they are all the same

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Re: Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty — Gov Shettima by wike54: 9:40am On Oct 12
Nonsense....if Una c igbo man dey hustle Una go tink Sai e no get sense....lazy piple to work na problem.....rubbish

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