The Federal Government is to spend N233 billion on post-insurgency reconstruction and rehabilitation of the communities ravaged by Boko Haram in the North-East part of the country.
The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North-East Intervention, General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), disclosed this when President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, declared open a workshop on North-East Humanitarian Multi-stakeholders Engagement with the theme; “Coordination, Communication and Cooperation,” held at the Government House, Maiduguri yesterday.
Danjuma, who was represented by Mohammed Danjuma, said the carnage in the North-East requires proper coordination, cooperation and communication to alleviate the sufferings of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the reconstruction of destroyed communities. He said the Federal Government and other stakeholders are seriously determined to manage the humanitarian crisis in the region and that very soon the IDPs will return to their communities after the reconstruction of their communities.
At the occasion, Osinbajo said: “We are in Maiduguri to show humanity and give milk of human kindness to our brothers and sisters, who for six years have been ravaged by insurgency that has resulted in killing, maiming and abduction of innocent people.” The Vice-President also said that his team was also in Maiduguri to strengthen the capacity of civil organisation and other agencies.