The governor said he had to shun the Mecca and identify with his people by staying with them during the stormy days.
Shettima was responding to questions on TVC BIG Talk show.
He said, “I wrote my will six months into my administration when the issue of Boko Haram was hitting up and I was prepared to sacrifice my life.
“This is because the insurgents were everywhere in the State. They had taken over about 22 local government areas in the state.At a time like you must summon the political will-power to fiercely identify with the people. At least I’m surrounded by 600 policemen, what about the common people.
“We couldn’t abdicate with the people but the mere fact that you are on ground will give them the hope to say ‘look, our leader did not run away.
“Ordinarily there was the period of the year which was a period of political jamboree when leaders go to Saudi Arabia to enjoy themselves, but I can’t go, I won’t go and I will never go.”