Indimi builds ‘village’ for Bama IDPs
The Muhammadu Indimi Foundation (MIF) has commenced the construction of a housing estate called Indimi Village for 100 IDP families at Bama, Borno State.
The village is to consist of 100-unit of 3-room houses, a mosque, a school, a health clinic, a market and a sports arena.
The project, which has already begun, is expected to be completed by the end of December 2017, as part of efforts to expedite the return of the protesting Bama IDPs to their ancestral home.
Bama IDPs got so fed up with being in IDPs camps that they recently reached a decision to trek from the camps in Maiduguri all the way back to Bama, and they had to be prevailed upon by the authorities to stay back because of the danger of such a decision.
The gesture of Indimi’s foundation is to augment efforts of the government currently constructing over 3,000 houses for the displaced indigenes of Bama, which is said to be the most ravaged community.
“The Muhammad Indimi Village, Bama, is one of the many steps we have taken in contributing to rebuilding better lives for our people,” the Chairman of the Foundation, international businessman Alhaji Muhammad Indimi, announced, adding, “This is certainly not the foundation’s first effort at contributing to the lives of those most in need, and it certainly will be the last. We are set to build another 100 units of 3-room houses for IDPs in Ngala Local Government Area.”
Flagging off the project yesterday, Governor Kashim Shettima described Alhaji Indimi as a worthy son of Borno State, acknowledging that the business mogul had continued to identify with the various challenges and predicaments of the people of Borno State.