Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has called on the North-East Development Commission (NEDC), as well as humanitarian and development stakeholders to start shifting the interventions across the North-East from short term humanitarian interventions to medium and long term capital projects and programmes that can hugely impact on addressing the root causes of the Boko Haram insurgency in the geo-political zone.
Zulum made the call on Thursday, while speaking at the validation of the NEDC’s stabilization and development master plan for the six states in the northeast namely Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe.
The event held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, and it was chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.
The Governor congratulated the NEDC for the development of a master plan, describing it as
He said one of the commission’s greatest achievement that clearly gave a pathway for the NEDC to make significant contributions towards the recovery, stability, and repositioning of the North-East.
The Borno Governor urged the NEDC to be strategic and realistic in order to deliver on its mandate of supporting the recovery of the north-east region from the huge impacts of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Earlier, in his opening remarks, Chairman of the NEDC, Maj. Gen. Paul Tarfa appreciated the six Governors of the north-east states for their strong support towards the commission.