Borno revokes Indimi estate housing allocations
Borno State Government has revoked the allocation of houses that remained unoccupied at the Indimi Housing Estate (INHE) in Bama Local Government Area.
The allocated houses at Bama, have remained unoccupied for over a year. Bama had severally been attacked with the destruction of over 90 of houses and public buildings destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists, before troops re-captured it in 2016.
While revoking the allocations, Governor Babagana Zulum disclosed: “Since it was obvious that; those allocated the houses do not need them, internally displaced persons (IDPs), many of whom live in government camps would be given.“I’m ordering the IDPs to immediately occupy the revoked allocation of houses at INHE,” he said.
The Governor gave the re-allocation order at the Shehu of Bama’s palace on Monday, where he spent the entire day looking out for the welfare of IDPs.
He also led other government officials in the distribution of food and non-food items to those in critical humanitarian needs.
According to him, the housing estate comprises 100 units of two-bedroom houses built by Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, as part of his support in resettling 1.76 million IDPs in the state.
While lamenting the non-occupation of allocated houses at Shehu’s palace, Zulum said: “We cannot tolerate a situation where people claim ownership of the houses while they are living in Maiduguri.
“Your highness, kindly compile the list of IDPs from Jaudari village, all the houses should be allocated to them.” Zulum also supervised aid distribution to more than 25,000 IDPs and vulnerable members of the host community in Bama. The IDPs, now staying in Bama town, were mostly from villages sacked by insurgents in Banki, Gulumba, and Ngurosoye of Bama Local Government Area.
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