Indimi builds ‘vil­lage’ for Bama IDPs

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Uth­man Abubakar, Maiduguri

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.

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