FG delivers 300 housing units, others to Borno IDPs
• Urges working group to review document on humanitarian operations
• OCHA decries attack on civilians by non-state actors
The Federal Government has delivered 300 two-bedroom housing units and other livelihood-enhancing infrastructure at two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno State.
It has also urged the National Humanitarian Technical Working Group (NHCTWG) to review the draft policy documents on humanitarian operations in the country and validate them for Federal Executive Council (FEC)’s ratification before the end of the present administration.
Senior Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, disclosed, yesterday, that the housing units were part of efforts to improve the living conditions of people, as well as ensure safety and resilience of people affected by insurgency.
The housing units and the other infrastructure were delivered at the IDPs camps in Gwoza and Nganzai local councils.
Specifically, 200 units, a fully equipped 20-bed Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), skill acquisition centre, a mini sports pavilion and a community hall were inaugurated at the IDPs camp in Nganzai.
Other facilities unveiled for the displaced persons include a furnished four blocks of 24 classrooms, a water scheme with full reticulation, access roads and an integrated 400 units of solar streetlights.
In Gwoza, the government delivered for use of the IDPs 100 housing units, fully equipped 20-bed PHC and a quarter for security operatives.
The rest included three furnished blocks of six classrooms, a water scheme with complete reticulation, access roads, 500 integrated solar streetlights and market shops.
The projects in Gwoza and Nganzai were commissioned last week at an event attended by top officials of Borno government led by Governor Babagana Zulum, traditional and religious leaders, federal and state lawmakers, as well as SDGs officials.
Speaking at the event, Orelope-Adefulire applauded the Buhari-led administration for providing the needed resources that have enabled the authorities to work closely with sub-national governments to deliver key interventions to fast-track the achievement of the 2023 agenda.