The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on
Friday evening, raised the alarm that if something urgent was not done; insurgency
problem worse than the of Boko Haram might
break out in the North-East, especially in Borno State.
Ndume said this at a cocktail organized
to mark the official inauguration of Get Involved Initiative, a pet project of
the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari.
The project is aimed at combating
malnutrition in the North East, which was destroyed by terrorists.
Ndume said Nigeria might have a
larger crisis on its hands if all stakeholders failed to do something urgent on
the malnutrition being experienced among children in the affected area.
He said about 500,000 children
would die of malnutrition if something urgent was not done.
He said, “The situation in the
North East particularly in Borno State, is very serious. If we do not do
something concrete now on these children that are growing up malnourished, sick
with hunger, and poverty in Borno State, then we are going to have another war
that is worse than the Boko Haram.
“So, I want you to give the wife of
the president, all the support. As estimated, if we don’t do something, for
sure, more than 50,000 children are going to die of malnutrition. That is apart
from the people that are dying right now because of hunger in Borno State.”
The Borno State Governor, Alhaji
Kashim Shettima, lauded the President’s wife for the initiative.
Shettima urged other well-meaning
Nigerians to join the crusade of bringing new lease of life to the people of the
region, especially children.
He said, “We cannot thank you
enough. You deserve special commendation for your giant strides towards
assisting the less privileged in our society.