FG pledges to reconstruct houses in Borno
The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) yesterday assured Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) currently taking refuge at various camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, that it will embark on reconstruction of their destroyed houses as soon as Boko Haram insurgency is over.
Director General of FHA, Alhaji Mohammed Al-Amin, who visited some IDP camps in Maiduguri to celebrate the 2015 World Habitat Day with displaced persons, said, ‘‘We have seen the internally displaced persons, we have interacted with them, we have visited where they sleep, where they cook; and we have seen the make-shift schools and worship centres. We have also told them that soonest, the challenge of Boko Haram would be subdued and reconstruction of their settlements will start”.
He added that it is not only the responsibility of Borno State government or Northeastern state governments, but of every Nigerian to come to the aid of disadvantaged Nigerians.
“The United Nations (UN) Secretary General issued a press statement identifying the United Nations and governments in the world over with the plight of those do not have adequate shelter and those that do not have access to good living condition,” AlAmin said.
He further said that as a rider to the UN statement the federal government of Nigeria has directed the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Federal Ministry of Land Housing and Urban Development to engineer actions that would rehabilitate people and reconstruct their settlements.
From left: Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Reps.) Suleiman Kawu; Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu; and Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang; after their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja yesterday.