By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management and Social Development has handed over multiple projects completed by Northeast Development Commission to Borno state Government, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, University of Maiduguri and distributed food and Non-food items to Internally Displaced Persons taken refuge at various camps in the state.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Sadiya Umar Faruq stated that the projects will go a long way to improve economic activities and social improvements of the most vulnerable among us.
The Minister further stated that Covid-19 Pandemic, lockdown, rain factor, poverty among others responsible for these situations of high cost of food stuff, relative hardship among others. Adding President Muhamadu Buhari has put a lot of policies and programs toward enhancing socio-economic activities in the country.
Sadiya commended the efforts of Managing director NEDC and his team for job well-done. She commended Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for discharging his responsibilities in farness and inclusiveness.
She further said that she has also seen light at the end of the tunnel.
On his part the Managing Director chief executive officer Northeast Development Commission NEDC Alh Umar Goni Alkali has commanded the president Muhammadu Buhari for establishing NEDC for to support and alleviate the hardship and desperate situation by establishing Vocational training centers, housing programs distribution of food and Non-food Items in IDPs camps.
Alkali said the 1000 hosing consist of two blocs, with socio economic activities such as solar powered electricity, four solar powered boreholes, Market, police station, vocational training centre, schools among others.
Adding that will also provide 5000 pieces of Mat, 5000 ballets, 5000 slippers, 5000 mattress, women 4000 wrappers, 50kg of rice, spaghetti making machine and other lot more for the households after a thorough screening, So that they will takeoff life with economic supports.
Alkali further said that there is 12000 galon cooking oil, 2000 carton of Macoroni, 10000 pieces of blanket, 5000 pieces pair of slippers , mosquitor neat, 5000 pieces of hand sanitizers, 10,000 pieces Women wrappers for IDPs among others.
The commsioned has also constructed 3000 seater auditorium for the study Violent Extremism in University of Maiduguri.
He thanked the Miniter and Borno state government for the supports.
The Chairman of the NEDC commission board Genrral Paul Tarfa reired thank President Muhammadu Buhari for establishing Northeast Development commsion for the support.
United Nation Resident coordinator on Humanitarian affairs Mr. Edward Kalon commended Presidednt Muhammadu Buhari for approving policy on Internally Displaced Person.
Kallon recalled that that he is from Seraleon has nothing to say rather than thank Nigeria because without Nigeria Serra Leon will have not been existing.
He also said Nigerian Men and women rescued Serra Leon.
Chief host of the occasion Professor Babagana Umara Zulum Govenor of Borno state commended effort of the ministry and the NEDC for job well-done and called on the minister to increase the number of Npower Beneficiaries for Borno state having been the epic centre of the insurgency.
The event has been participated by the Shehu of Borno, Minister of women Affairs, State Minister Education, among other dignitaries.