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Osibanjo Visits Adamawa State And Assures Idps Of Buhari's Readiness To Stop Insurgency In The Country

By Tom Garba, Yola
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo assured the IDP's that the Federal Government will soon address the issue of insurgency to bring it to a halt ,as all mechanisms have been put in place to achieve that.

He said this when he met with the IDPs in NYSC camp Yola while on a spot assessment to know the level of managed cause by insurgents.

According to him ,due to his concern to address the insurgency,President, Muhammadu Buhari,make it a top priority to, ordered the immediate relocation of Nigeria’s Military’s command and control center to Borno and Adamawa so as to completely deal with the problem immediately he has been sworn -in

He said that Adamawa state government has raised a fundamental issue which the Federal Government cannot overlooked.

Osinbajo said because of the concern of President Muhammadu Buhari for the displaced people, and in line with the party's campaign promises, he was directed to pay visit to the affected states to see how the displaced people are faring with the aim of resettling them back to their various communities.

“I am here on the instruction of the president to do on-the-spot check on the physical situation at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, and to see the true situation and get to be sure of what exactly is going on.

"Clearly the state government is doing an incredible job, NEMA is also doing an excellent job.

“The next phase is resettling the displaced persons in their communities in their homes, that is the most important thing in the next stage, and that is why I am here to understand the financial implication of that project; what are the material requirements, what the logistics will be, and other important issues."

“That is exactly what we are trying to work out; we are trying to see for ourselves how and what needs to be done in this next phase,” he said.

Osinbajo said the Federal Government was committed to ensuring the return of the IDPs to their homes.

“The Federal Government is committed to ensuring that all those displaced return to their homes and as much as possible we are able to rehabilitate them, rebuild their homes, markets, rebuild the basic infrastructure that is necessary so that they can go back home and continue with their lives.

“I have seen for myself and I have also had extensive discussions with stakeholders and I think I have a fair idea of what needs to be done.

“I am still going to come back as discussions are ongoing; we are not done yet, lots of plans are required.”

"Boko Haram have wrecked serious problems across the nation,particularly in the north eastern region.

" the APC is seriously concern about mass unemployment, the government is committed about the common man," he added.

While enumerating the challenges faced by Adamawa state government, the Chief of Staff to Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla ,Bindowo, Alhaji Abbah Jimeta in a welcome address disclosed that the state Government needs about 7Billion to reconstructs seven LGAs damaged by Boko Haram.

He also called on the federal government to sent anti bomb experts to diffuse the number of land mines and bombs planted by the insurgents before they left adding that many people could not farm for the fear that they may be killed by hidden bombs in the process.

Jimeta noted that about 300,000 residents of the state have been displaced with some taken refuge in neighboring countries of Cameroun, Chad and Niger while others flee to neighboring states.

In his remarks,the state governor Sen.Muhammad Bindow Jibrilla thanked president Buhari and Osibanjo for showing great concerns to the people of the state.

He reiterated that the state alone cannot fully rehabilitate the victims,hence the need for the federal government to assist.

Earlier on, the VP paid a courtesy call on Lamido Adamawa and the victims of Boko Haram currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center where he commiserated with the victims of the attack.

He also flagged off a road project at Wuro Jabbe before leaving back to Abuja.