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"I Wept on TV When Shettima Assisted a Widow's Son as Governor" -Babajide Otitoju

The Nigerian journalist, Babajide Otitoju, has recalled how he was moved to tears on TV for the first time some years ago by the kind gesture of Kashim Shettima when he was in power as Governor of Borno State. Babajide recalled Shettima's story while reacting to the scholarship awarded to Musa, a talented child in Borno State.

Sharing the story, Babajide said, "Governor Zulum and his predecessor, Kashim Shettima, are quite similar. I recall that I wept on TV for the first time some years ago over Shettima's kindness to a widow's son when he was governor. The secondary school student from Borno State had emerged first in JAMB, and he applied to a top private university in Nigeria. Governor Shettima paid the boy's school fees.

Zulum Gives N5m Scholarship To 13-yr-old Boy Who Copy-designed Borno FlyoverHe continued, "Shettima expressed pride in the educational achievement of the Borno state indigene." I became quite emotional that someone from that state could achieve such a feat despite the ongoing war in the state. Shettima paid the school fees for the student. Zulum's actions reminded me of Shettima's similar gesture. This boy will be encouraged by this move.

You can watch the interview here. (2:45 minute)

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