The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on behalf of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, has commissioned the construction of 10,000 Mass Housing Units in Borno State.
The ground breaking ceremony of the mass 10,000 housing Intervention Programme was performed by the Minister at Ngwom, Mafa local Government Area of Borno State.
The Minister reiterated Mr President’s commitment and determination in ensuring that peace and stability is restored to the North-East Region.
She remarked that the housing estate will include schools, markets and other social amenities. Adding that each housing unit will cost N2 million.
The Minister also Commissioned two health facilities and and two ambulances for the Mohammed Goni Stadium and Muna Albadawi IDP Camps.
According to her, the Health Centres and ambulances were to serve as Isolation and Medical Centres at the IDP Camps to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In appreciation, the Executive Governor of Borno State, His Excellency Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, commended the President for approving the 10,000 Mass Housing Units in the State.
The Governor disclosed that 1,000 houses will be built in Ngwom, Mafa Local Government Area of the State while 9,000 Units will be spread to other parts of the state.
He stated that the construction of 100 out of the 1,000 units at Ngwom have commenced.
Governor Zulum said the State Government will collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to ensure the full construction of the housing units.
He also stated that the Governors of the Northeast Region have called on the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to invest in infrastructure Development such as roads, schools, Housing Estates, amongst others to alleviate the suffering of the people of the Region.
Rhoda Ishaku Iliya
Deputy Director Information
June 26, 2020