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Borno to commission resettlement homes for IDPs

The Borno State government is to commission 432 resettlement houses for victims of Boko Haram in three villages on Monday, March 6, 2017.

A statement by the government said 13 primary and junior secondary schools, a General Hospital, five Primary Healthcare centres would also be commissioned, as well as the distribution of irrigation items, mobile fish ponds and economic animals for village women.

The statement also said that the commissioning of the projects executed by Governor Kashim Shettima, in the face of the Boko Haram insurgency, would start from March to end in May, 2017.

It stated that most of the projects to be commissioned were in five villages of Ngamdu, Benisheikh, Mainta Kururi, Tamsukawu, Mainok and Auno, all located in Kaga and Konduga local government areas of Borno State.

According to the statement, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was expected to commission 26 luxurious apartments, named ‘Bola Tinubu Court’ in five detached three story buildings located in Maiduguri, which would serve as residence for medical doctors working in government hospitals.

The statement said the Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, who is equally the Chairman of the committee set up on the commissioning, said former First Lady, Maryam Abacha was also going to commission a 250-bed ultra modern hospital for women and children in Maiduguri, which is also named after her.

The statement said the large hospital complex built by Governor Shettima was the first hospital dedicated to women and children in Borno State.

Commissioner of the Zannah said Tinubu and Maryam Abacha were being honoured due to reasons which will be made known in the course of events scheduled for the commissioning.

Source: VON

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