The Borno state government says it has reconstructed over 50, 000 houses; clinics, classrooms, water points, police stations and other public structures destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the past two years.
The state Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Prof. Babagana Umara, stated this at a town hall meeting in Maiduguri.
Umara said the projects were executed in liberated communities in 16 local government areas of the state, under its Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) programme.
He explained that the projects were designed to fast track rehabilitation and resettlement of persons displaced by the insurgency.
He said, “For us to achieve maximum security in the region the military operation must be accompanied by stabilisation and intelligence.
“The Borno Government has so far started reconstruction projects in 16 local government areas; basic amenities like water, health and education were being provided by the government.
“About 26 mega schools are under construction so as to take care of the increasing number of orphans in the state.
“In Bama Local Government Area the government reconstructed over 11, 000 homes, and in Mobbar, Damasak over 6, 000 homes reconstructed.
“Likewise other local government councils: Gwoza, Chibok and Damboa, among others, have received similar attention”.
Umara also disclosed that the government had successfully resettled displaced persons at konduga, Dikwa, Mafa, Gwoza, Mobbar, Askira, Ngala, Kukawa, Monguno and Damboa, amongst others.