Sani Wilson Enemona
Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has mentioned that the Federal Government had released N5.2bn to build houses to accommodate victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.
Zulum, who spoke during an assessment tour of 1,000 housing units for returning internally displaced persons at the outskirts of Maiduguri, mentioned that the released funds by the Federal Government was for the building of 10,000 houses for 1.7m IDPs that are currently taking refuge in IDP camps in Maiduguri, Dikwa, Monguno, Dolori and three border communities with Cameroon to return to their communities.
He mentioned that the release of funds was propelled by the state government’s request last year for the construction of housing estates.
Zulum while lauding President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for approving the fund for the building of the housing units, said the houses, on completion, would ensure the resettling back of 1.7m IDPs to their homes .