President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, on Saturday in Mafa town of Borno State, commissioned a combined number of 804 houses for the resettlement of displaced members of the Ngarannam community and neighboring villages.
Although the project is for 804 houses, a total of 564 were completed.
The 804 houses were houses by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Borno State Government.
Borno State Government is building 304 houses from which 204 were completed with 100 ongoing, while the UNDP has 500 units of houses funded through a Regional Stabilization Facility (RSF) from which 360 were completed while 140 were ongoing.
The UNDP’s housing estate, designed with a health centre, police post, school and market, was for the resettlement of Ngarannam community, while Borno’s houses are for resettlement of a number of villages neighboring Ngarannam.
With the reconstruction of the community, a ceremony was hosted by Governor Zulum at the site of the UNDP’s houses in Mafa, for the commissioning.
During the Commissioning ceremony, Governor Zulum announced the distribution of food stuff and 2,674 cattle made up of 873 cows and 1,801 goats as livelihood support for families that were being resettled in both estates.
The governor also announced each of the resettling families, including the female heads of households, to get N100,000 cash through a micro-finance bank for economic activities