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Boko Haram: The Federal Government To Rehabilitate Northeast, NEMA

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) has said the federal government was willing to do everything necessary to rehabilitate the thousands of people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast and renovate all the public buildings destroyed since the start of the crisis over four years ago.

Speaking during the presentation of relief materials to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Chibok, in troubled Borno state, the Northeast zonal coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar said the federal government will stop at nothing to see smile returning to the faces of people of the area again.

He also gave commitment to the people that the agency would provide boreholes for them in order to ease the perennial shortage of potable water.

Kanar, who had earlier led a team on Friday to Kalaa in Hong local government in Adamawa to equally deliver relief materials to IDPs in the area, said the federal government was only waiting for normalcy to return to the Northeast before the commencement of the massive rehabilitation and reconstruction plans.

During his visit to Chibok, he was accompanied by experts from the Safe School Initiative who conducted the needs assessment on schools destroyed by insurgents in the town and other places affected.

Representatives of the IDPs including Dr, Danladi, Pastor Enoch who responded on behalf of others, expressed their satisfaction over the gesture by NEMA. They said NEMA under the leadership of its Director General, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi has been very helpful in alleviating their suffering and providing them succour.

At Kalaa, the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the area, Pastor Tatami Elkana and the Chairman of the area Muslim council, Abubakar Kunliyi while receiving the relief items on behalf of the IDPs, expressed their appreciation to President Goodluck Jonathan for providing the relief materials to the community.