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Governor Shettima Cuts State Tour Following Commissioner’s Death

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has ended his temporary relocation to Bama and a tour of Boko Haram destroyed communities following the death on Wednesday morning in Maiduguri, of his Commissioner for ‎Environment, Alhaji Waziri Imam. 

The Secretary to the State Government, Usman Jidda Shuwa, announced the commissioner's death in a statement.  Only 54 years old, Alhaji Imam is survived by a wife and six children.

Governor Shettima had visited Chibok, Gwoza, Askira-Uba and Damboa local government areas, all in the southern parts of Borno State. 

Alhaji Imam, who was the younger brother of Alhaji Kashim Imam, a national chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, was said to have died after a brief illness.

Shettima, who was visibly shocked by the news, had from his temporary residence in Bama proceeded on a tour of communities affected by Boko Haram activities in the south of the State, and to supervise ongoing reconstruction work in some of the areas.

The governor left Bama on Tuesday after nearly one wee‎k there.   He visited Pulka, a village in Gwoza Local Government Area, and assessed ongoing reconstruction works in Gwoza town, taking the opportunity to interact with thousands of residents who have returned to their communities.

The governor then proceeded to Lassa for another assessment of destructions, before passing the night in Uba, another community in Askira-Uba local government area liberated from the Boko Haram.

Governor Shettima was also in Askira town, headquarters of Askira-Uba Local Government Area, and met with the Emir.  He left there for Chibok to assess reconstruction projects and interacted with some stakeholders there before cutting his trip to return to Maiduguri following the demise of Alhaji Imam. 

The late commissioner was buried on Wednesday evening in Maidugur