Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara has commissioned 580 two bedroom apartments in the state.
The event which took place on Wednesday was for the resettlement of families displaced by Boko Haram who settled at internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp.
The 580 houses were built by Borno’s Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) based on the governor’s approval. Meanwhile a resettlement committee supported by Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR), Engr. Mustapha Gubio, and the Special Adviser on Sustainable Development, Partnerships and Humanitarian Support, Dr. Mairo Mandara, supervised allocation of houses and resettlement.
Governor Zulum uncovered the houses in Auno town of Konduga Local Government Area at a ceremony which was attended by government officials, the district head of Auno.
The governor said the move was under the state government’s drive towards safe and dignified resettlement of IDPs across the state.
While stating that the IDP camps is faced with so many problems of prostitution, drug abuse and exploitation of humanitarian interventions by citizens who move to the camps in the day time with basic intentions to get food meant for the less privileged.
The Governor said it was in that regard that he asked for the closure of government IDP camps at the Mohammed Goni College of Islamic Legal Studies (MOGOLIS) and the NYSC permanent orientation camps.
Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR), Engr Mustapha Gubio, in his speech at the event said a total of 4,967 families, were resettled with houses allocated to them in Auno, Bama, Damasak, Jere, Konduga town, Maiduguri and Marte