- Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum has taken a decisive step towards alleviating the pains of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
- The governor on Monday, June 8, re-allocated about 100 properties that were unoccupied for the use of IDPs
- The houses in Bama town were given to people who had lost their homes as a result of the ongoing war against Boko Haram
As part of the recovery efforts of the Borno state government after Boko Haram terrorist activities, Governor Babagana Umaru Zulum has revoked allocations of over 100 empty houses built in Bama town.
The governor on Monday, June 8, re-allocated the properties that have been unoccupied for more than a year, for the use of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Bama local government area.
Governor Zulum in a statement shared on his official social media pages noted that said all the houses should be occupied by IDPs who don't have decent spaces at the camp immediately.
He gave the order while speaking at the Shehu of Bama's palace, Shehu Umar Ibn Kyari Elkanemi as he led government officials in the distribution of items to those in critical need.
The 100 units of two-bedroom houses, was built by Alhaji Muhammad Indimi, Borno’s billionaire businessman as part of support to his home state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the construction of 10,000 houses in Borno state.
This was revealed by the governor of the state on Friday, January 10, on his official Twitter page. The kind and commendable gesture from the president came after Zulum paid a visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps on Thursday, January 9, where he spent the night distributing items to about 1675 families.
He also assured the IDPs of his unrelenting stance to help them resettle comfortably in their various communities.
In other news, Zulum has set up an office in Auno village so as to prevent further Boko Haram attacks. He gave the order on Saturday, May 8, during his assessment of ongoing projects.
The governor in a statement shared on his official social media pages noted that the community outreach office is to attract increased security and rebuild public confidence.
Zulum, who operates two offices at the Government House and the State’s Secretariat noted that he will be using the community outreach office from time to time.
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