Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Wednesday inaugurated 580 houses constructed for the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Auno village of Konduga Local Government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state Ministry for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) constructed the 580 two-bedrooms houses.
Zulum who presented allocation letters to some of the beneficiaries, said government would continue to resettled
displaced persons inline with the Kampala Convention, which among others ensures safety and dignity for IDPs.
He also said the state government has rolled out many social investment and protection packages for all
categories of displaced persons to boost their livelihood opportunities.
”The IDPs will also be provided with food items throughout the cropping season. I commend the Resettlement Committee
for their successes in resettling the IDPs from two of the camps in Maiduguri,” he said.
He also urged them to sustain the tempo to ensure the resettlement of all IDPs in camps within Maiduguri metropolis.
He however condemned the rising cases of prostitution and drug abuse in some camps, adding: ”such disturbing developments are unacceptable.”
Earlier, the Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement RRR, Mr Mustapha Gubio, said so far a total of 4, 967 households have been resettled.
Gubio said that among those provided houses in the resettled communities are primary school teachers, nurses and security personnel.
By Victoria E.I