Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has identified two Northern governors fighting insurgency and terrorists wholeheartedly.
The controversial ex-minister took to his verified Twitter handle to praise the governors on Friday.
Fani-Kayode said Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle deserved special commendation for their zeal to protect and defend their people.
According to him, the first-term governors were fighting terrorists with their “heart and soul”.
He wrote: “There are 2 core northern Governors that have fought the insurgents & terrorists with all their heart & soul.
“They are Gov. Matawale of Zamfara & Gov. Zulum of Borno. They are fully committed to the war against terror & their zeal to protect & defend their people is commendable.”
Fani-Kayode’s commendation came less than 48 hours after Zulum said that the country needed more funding and 100,000 more soldiers to effectively combat insurgency in the North-East.
Since his inauguration in May 2019, the governor has publicly berated soldiers for extorting hapless citizens and the military for not doing enough to protect the people of the state from insurgent attacks. He has also provided logistical support to the military in their counter-insurgency operations.
On the other hand, Matawalle is credited with exploring different approaches to end bandit attacks in the state and restore peace and tranquility. For his efforts, the Zamfara governor bagged the award of “Security Icon of the Year” for 2019 from TheNigerian News Group.
While Matawalle, like the ex-minister, is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Zulum is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).