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Borno To Return Kaga IDPs With 600 Houses

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Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima

BORNO State Governor Kashim Shettima has said that with the rebuilding of destroyed communities in Kaga Council Area by the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and
Resettlement (MRRR) with 600 houses, the displaced persons would return in January next year.

Shettima disclosed this yesterday at a news conference on the “rebuilding and rehabilitations” of 25 Boko Haram destroyed
communities at the Government House, Maiduguri.

He said the ongoing rebuilding and rehabilitation of 616 housing units; Police stations and barracks in Kaga council have gulped N580million.

He also added that the Borno State government is to build 1,000 housing units at Bama town at the total unit cost of N1.5million.

He stated: “In Tamsu-Kauw and Makinta Kururi, we are building 400 units of mass housing that we have not accounted for; but the 560 units of houses at Benisheikh for the Police station and barrack, boarding primary school, council secretariat complex, Kamandara Central Primary School and the district head’s palace at Auno.

“All the reconstructed buildings for Jakana Police station, the mass housing units at Auno, the General Hospital in Benisheikh are at various stages of completion. We have also sunk four boreholes each in the two villages and at Auno.

“This is in addition to the building of 56 housing units at Tamsu-Kauwa; but we have a long way to go. While there is a will, there is always a way.”

He said the state government, was determined to change the face of Borno state.
Shettima however noted: “We are soliciting your support; for the support of international community. The Federal Government has already shown its willingness to assist us; and we are absolutely certain that
President Muhammadu Buhari will come in to rescue us.

On protection of rebuilt communities, he said: “If you have observed, we are embarking on this reconstructions efforts in phases. The whole of Borno, nearly 20 Local Government Areas were devastated by these lunatics.

“We are largely concentrating now in liberated communities where there is sense of stability like Kaga, Konduga, and Bama councils.


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