President Muhammadu Buhari has described the devastation caused by the Boko Haram terrorists in the north east region since 10 years ago as colossal, hence the need to put enormous effort for early recovery, rebuilding, resettlement, peace building and long term development in the region.
The President who was represented by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk at the official launching and handing over of 120 operational security vehicles to the Nigerian Armed Forces as well as handing over of ambulances and other medical equipments to federal medical institutions and medical centers in the north east region.
He said that the restoration of peace and stability in the North east region has been one of his cardinal objectives since he assumed office as President.
He also said that all hands must be on deck by all stakeholders to surmount the renewed security challenges to enable meaningful development recovery of the North east region which is estimated to cost about $9.2 billion by the UN and other stakeholders.
The Senate President Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan appealed to the NEDC to collaborate with the Borno State Government in attaining its mandate of reconstruction and development of the north east that was ravaged by the insurgents especially, infrastructures such as roads that are dilapidated as well as the resettlement of the IDPs.