TY Dan­juma com­mis­sions N250m projects in Borno

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The Chair­man, Pres­i­den­tial Vic­tims Sup­port Funds and for­mer De­fence Min­is­ter, Gen­eral Yakubu Dan­juma, has com­mis­sioned 39 projects worth N250 mil­lion to re­set­tle IDPs from camp to their homes in Borno.

Gen­eral TY Dan­juma was re­ceived by Gov­er­nor Kashim Shet­tima at Maiduguri In­ter­na­tional Airport and driven to the an­cient town of Dikwa where the projects were com­mis­sioned.

Gen­eral TY Dan­juma ex­plained that his com­mit­tee was set up to raise funds for the vic­tims of Boko Haram in­sur­gents in the North East but lack of funds had slowed down the ac­tiv­i­ties of the VSF.

He said, “Let me say here that there is no dig­nity for some­one liv­ing in IDPs camp, we are wit­ness­ing the com­mis­sion­ing of pub­lic build­ing in Dikwa town­ship. The to­tal money spent in re­con­struc­tion was 250 mil­lion naira. We were able to con­struct 39 projects, in­clud­ing gen­eral hos­pi­tal, lo­cal gov­ern­ment, po­lice bar­racks and 35 build­ings which IDPs will move in from camp to the town­ship.

He also com­mend the ef­forts of Borno state gov­ern­ment in ad­dress­ing the is­sues of IDPs.

In his re­marks, Borno State Gov­er­nor Kashim Shet­tima thanked Gen TY Dan­juma and his en­tourage for the ef­forts.

Photo: Borno Govt. House

From left: Borno State Com­mis­sioner for Re­con­struc­tion, Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Re­set­tle­ment, Dr Baba­gana Umara Zu­lum; Gov­er­nor Kashim Shet­tima; and Gen­eral T.Y. Dan­juma at the com­mis­sion­ing of 40 pub­lic build­ings re­con­structed through a part­ner­ship be­tween the state gov­ern­ment and the Vic­tims Sup­port Fund (VSF )chaired by Dan­juma, in Dikwa Town, Borno State yes­ter­day.

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