Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has launched 500 resettlement houses for internally displaced persons in Logumani community of Ngala local government area located in the central part of the State.
The newly constructed Logumani community made up of units of two-bedroom semi-detached low-cost houses, with basic amenities such as a primary school, health centre, police station and borehole for water provision.
The houses were distributed to over 500 families which the governor said was part of the State Government’s efforts to provide shelter for people displaced by Boko Haram conflict.
Credible news reports that Logumani residents were displaced as a result of the activities of Boko Haram insurgents. They were previously taking refuge in Dikwa, Ngala and other communities.
The governor in his address gave assurance that his administration would not relent in providing basic services to people of the state.
“I want to commend our partners, Germany, the UK, the UNDP and others for donating to the stabilization facility that makes this possible. I want to assure you that the government of Borno State will not relent in providing necessities to its people”, Zulum said.
In a goodwill message, the Shehu of Dikwa, Ibrahim Ibn Umar El-kanemi, the Senator for Borno Central, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, member House of Representatives for Bama, Ngala, and Kala-Balge constituency, Dr Zainab Gimba commended Governor Zulum for the leadership he has been providing.
Others who commended the Governor include the member House of Assembly representing Ngala Local Government, Hon. Bukar Abatcha, and the Caretaker Chairman of Ngala, Abdurrahman Abdulkarim.
Meanwhile, Governor Zulum has also distributed livelihood support package to returnees that were displaced for nearly a decade by Boko Haram insurgency.
The governor presented allocation letters of houses to some of the beneficiaries with each male and female heads of households receiving N50,000 in cash.
Other items they received were one bull and one cow, a bag of rice and maize grain, a water pump, clothing materials, seedlings and insecticide to boost irrigation farming, while female beneficiaries that are housewives each received N20,000 in cash and a wrapper.
Zulum expressed gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his commitment to addressing the security challenges faced in Borno State. He also commended the Nigerian military for their sacrifices in combating criminal activities.
The governor’s entourage to Logumani had the member House of Representatives for Marte, Monguno, and Nganzai constituency, Engr. Bukar Talba, members of Borno State House of Assembly, commissioners and other senior government officials.