Use money for lo­gis­tics on re­con­struc­tion – Yobe tells hu­man­i­tar­ian agen­cies

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hamisu Kabir Matazu, Da­maturu

Yobe State Deputy Gov­er­nor, Abubakar D Ali yes­ter­day called on hu­man­i­tar­ian agen­cies op­er­at­ing in Yobe and the rest of the North­east to in­ject the huge amounts they spend on house rent or ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion, ex­otic ve­hi­cles and per­son­nel into re­con­struc­tion to im­prove lives of re­turnees.

The deputy gov­er­nor who is also the chair­man, Com­mit­tee on Re­set­tle­ment, Re­con­struc­tion and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs), stated this when he re­ceived the United Na­tions del­e­ga­tion led by Mr Christ­pen Rukasha in his of­fice in Da­maturu.

He said ma­jor­ity of the IDPs had re­lo­cated to their an­ces­tral com­mu­ni­ties but ba­sic in­fra­struc­tures were yet to be pro­vided.

“Although most of the IDPs have re­turned home, they still lack many fa­cil­i­ties fol­low­ing the de­struc­tion by Boko Haram. We see some of these or­gan­i­sa­tions spend­ing huge re­sources on rent­ing of houses, ve­hi­cles and per­son­nel. These re­sources can be in­jected di­rectly into re­con­struc­tion to im­prove the lives of the re­turnees,” he said.

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