The Federal Government has approved the construction of 10,000 housing units in Borno to hasten the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) programme in the troubled state.
Gov. Babagana Zulum revealed this when he met members of the Borno/Yobe Elders Forum-Residents of Abuja in Maiduguri.
According to him, this is Buhari’s way of aiding the recovery and peace restoration process in the state.
He added that the concentration now is to shift from meeting humanitarian crisis to that of economic development, recovery, and stabilization.
His words, “We have initiated developmental projects in all areas even with minimum level of peace and security attained because we cannot wait for the insurgency to completely finish before implementing development projects.
Our focus is to fundamentally shift from meeting humanitarian crisis to that of economic development, recovery and stabilisation.
“We are aggressively pursuing developmental aids and grants channeling all resources towards projects we think are desirable.
“We also established coordinating agencies to streamline interventions with our articulated development programmes.
“The Federal Government interventions in the areas of humanitarian support and rebuilding efforts has been magnanimous. We appreciate the special interest of the president in the peace, security and post insurgency reconstruction of the state.
“I am most pleased to bring to your kind notice that President Muhammadu Buhari had last week approved the construction of 10,000 houses in Borno State.
“Despite the successes recorded in the counter insurgency campaign, we still have challenges; one of the greatest challenge is the displacement of communities, means of livelihood, education both western and Islamic education, our capacities has been reduce to the barest minimum.”