The Managing Director, North-East Development Commission, Mohammed Alkali, said the Federal Government had concluded the construction of 1,000 housing units as part of the Federal Government’s resettlement efforts for millions of inhabitants displaced by the 13-year insurgency in Nigeria’s North-East.
According to him, the 1000 houses were built in Ngwom, Borno, with plans to build 500 housing units in five other affected states each, costing N17.5bn.
The mass housing project includes two-bedroom flats built in clusters. The housing units have been handed over to the Borno State Government who distributed it to various households.
Alkali also revealed that the NEDC hds executed 647 projects ranging from agriculture, health, education, energy/power across 112 local government areas in the North-East.
With each LGA gulping at least N50m, the total costs accrues to N5.6bn.
He noted that three bridges had been constructed in Kudzum, Dilechim and Wuro-Ngayandi areas of Adamawa State.
The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) requires N31.05 trillion to implement its 10-year masterplan for the insurgency-ravaged region, its Managing Director, Mallam Mohammed Alkali, said on Monday.
At a media parley in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Alkali said the amount would enable the commission to execute its projects for the region in four phases.
The first phase, according to him, is recovery and stabilisation slated for 2020-2022, renewal, which is second, will cover 2022-2024. The third and fourth phases are expansion (2024-2026) and sustainable growth (2026-2030).
The master plan contains 11 pillars, which are peaceful society, leadership in agriculture, healthy citizens, educated populace, flourishing trade, productive entrepreneurs, purposeful infrastructure, industrialisation, memorable experiences, protected environment and connected region.
NEDC, Alkali said, would build 18 mega schools in the region for N21.6 billion. The schools would comprise primary and secondary schools, with state-of-the-art facilities.
According to him, there will be one mega school in each of the 18 senatorial districts of the six states in the region.
The states are Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba and Yobe.