World Food Prize

Educated in agricultural economics, H.E. Shettima was elected to the Borno State government in 2011. As Governor, H.E. Shettima faced the task of rebuilding a state that had been devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency. He implemented a number of successful programs to improve security, education, healthcare and infrastructure. He also worked to promote peace and reconciliation among the various ethnic and religious groups.