MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno State Government on September 10, 2020 has resettled 750 households in Kawuri community in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
The State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, who was represented by his Deputy, Umar Kadafur, allocated low-cost houses to the 750 Internally Displayed Persons, (IDPs) with a N50,000 cash resettlement package to each household to pick up their means of livelihood.
Varieties of food items, mosquito nets, mats, and blankets were also distributed to each household.
The State Commissioner, Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement, Engineer Mustapha Gubio, led the returning IDPs after a brief ceremony from Maiduguri back to their ancestral town. He presented a letter of allocation to respective heads of the households.
“We are here on behalf of His Excellency, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, he has approved for each household, 10 bags of 25 kg rice, 10 bags of beans, 10 bags of grinded maize, 10 gallons of 3 liters cooking oil, 10 sets of bedding materials, cooking utensils, mats, 10 Blankets, and 10 mosquito nets,” he said.
Gubio added that the IDPs who took refuge at various camps within Maiduguri and environs have willingly opted to returned to their ancestral town to pick up the pieces of their lives.
The Commissioner was accompanied by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Humanitarian Affairs, Special Adviser on Reconstruction, Hon Abulrahman Kareem, and Chairperson of the State Emergency Agency, Hajjia Yabawa Kolo.
District Head of Kawuri, Malam Lawan Awa, who was excited to return home after years of displacement applauded Zulum’s gesture to the returning IDPs.