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NEDC plans returning 2.7m IDPs to liberated communities

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The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced the assessment of humanitarian needs of 2.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPS) in camps to return them to liberated communities.

Managing Director of Commission, Alhaji Mohammed Alkali stated this at the weekend, while inspecting some IDP camps in Maiduguri and Monguno in Borno State.

President Muhammadu Buhari had inaugurated the NEDC in May, 2019 to intervene and develop” the decade long region affected by Boko Haram terrorism.

He said the commission, is to mainly reconstruct, rehabilitate and develop (RRD) Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states devastated by insurgency.

Alkali said, “We’re here to assess firsthand what is happening in IDPs’ camps and other communities across the state. Whenever you’re building home, you must have a strong foundation.

“To have a solid foundation for RRD, you have to take care of the humanitarian situation on ground, otherwise what you’re going to build on could not survive.”


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