Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has temporarily relocated his office to Bama, a town which was once the stronghold of Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
The relocation was part of the commencement of reconstruction of the town destroyed by the militants of the ferocious Islamic cult.
While arriving Bama on Wednesday afternoon, Shettima stated that the war-torn city, would henceforth become the seat of Borno State government till he is done with his supervision of the reconstruction job.
“My office is now here, the governor said, adding that “I decided to relocate here to live here and supervise reconstruction works. I will administer Borno State from here.
“I am fully prepared to be here for days to come, one week, two weeks or even more.
“I will not leave until we are able to rebuild a good number of private houses, municipal buildings, markets, schools and clinics. I want the reconstruction work to take proper shape before I leave.
“We cannot wait till forever before we reclaim our destiny. Bama is one of the worst affected areas and we will move from here to other parts of the state.
“While I am here, we have a full structure of Government in place operating in Maiduguri so that activities of managing IDP’S, civil service, implementation of government policies and programmes will continue while I am here. I will be in constant touch with Maiduguri, I came prepared.”