BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State yesterday accused some of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) of allegedly misappropriating about $334 million (N133.6 billion) donated as “humanitarian interventions and assistance” for Boko Haram victims in the state and North-East sub-region of the country.
Although Shettima did not disclose the names of the NGOs, he said that since the commencement of Boko Haram crisis, there were over 40 NGOs that intervened in humanitarian assistances in Borno State.
“There had been more than 40 NGOs that invaded this North-East sub-region, particularly Borno State.” Shettima made the allegations yesterday; during an official visit of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), Deputy Regional Director for West and East Africa, Mrs. Beatrice Mutali at the Government House, Maiduguri.
Shettima said that the people of Borno State have suffered more in the hands of Boko Haram for six years, noting that they deserved not to be sidelined or cheated by some desperate money seekers who pretend to be working for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).