ABUJA: THE Borno State Government restated its commitment to providing shelter to victims of the incessant terror the Boko Haram group is waging. To that end, government has made available more than 400 apartments to the victims of the insurgency.
The State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has inaugurated an eight-man committee to distribute the apartments that will be donated at no cost to the victims of terror attack. According to the governor, the houses were constructed at a cost of about N700 million.
The committee Shettima appointed supervised the project.
“Since assuming office in 2011, we have left no one in doubt about our resolute to provide housing to our teeming population as it is one of our cardinal objectives. We have been able to construct houses across the state in spite of the insecurity facing us,” he said.
Shettima advised the committee to be fair and just in distributing the houses to the beneficiaries. Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Kaka Lawan, said they would distribute the property likewise.
Among those to benefit from the housing apartment scheme at the Yerwa Peace Estate in Maiduguri include displaced residents of Bula-Bulin Ngarnam. Boko Haram insurgents destroyed their houses a few months back.
Meanwhile, Shettima said the government had launched a programme for the elimination of thatch and stalk houses across the state.
“Some success has been recorded along the line in spite of the insurgency,” said Shettima.
Borno State has borne the worst brunt of the terror that has claimed thousands of lives a displaced more than 1 million people.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY