Yobe Government Empowers Indigenes With Cash, Building Materials

Ibrahim Gaidam

As part of its efforts in rebuilding communities ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency, the Yobe State Government has distributed building materials and cash support to 243 affected households.

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, flagged off the distribution of the materials in Dadingel village, Gujba Local Government area of the state.

As peace returns, the gesture is aimed at providing support to the victims of insurgency to enable them rebuild their houses and facilitate resettlement back in their ancestral homes.

The governor spoke through his Deputy, Abubakar Aliyu who is also the Chairman of the Resettlement of the Internally Displaced Persons in the state.

He added that the beneficiaries were supported with “1,741 bundles of zinc, 40,000 pieces of blocks, 7,445 bags of cement roofing, nails and wood as well as N50, 000 to provide for labour of the reconstruction, they will be provided with N30, 000 for take-off while a balance of N20, 000 will be provided as work progresses.”

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Speaking also, Chairman of Gujba Local Government, Mr. Kyari Batarama appreciated the roles of the state government in the rebuilding process, saying “The people will soon be settled to contribute their quota towards the development of the nation’s economy.

“The Yobe state governor Ibrahim Gaidam has been magnanimous since the commencement of this insurgency as the displaced persons have always been assisted in one way or the other to enhance their resettlement.”

A beneficiary, Mr. Usman Bukar said the efforts made by the state government would go a long way in the rebuilding process.

He added, “We are grateful for these gestures and I can assure you that we will use the materials and the money provided in rebuilding our homes towards facilitating our resettlement.”

The beneficiaries were drawn from the hit communities in the war ravaged council areas of Gujba and Gulani Local Governments.

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