President Bola Tinubu has approved the construction of 1,000 dwellings in the states of Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, and Benue.
Vice President Kashim Shettima announced this on Friday during a visit to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, that the development was part of the Federal Government’s overall approach to handle the crisis in the northern region.
He went on to say that this was to commemorate the completion of projects carried out by the State Government during its first 100 days in power.
Vice President Shettima also revealed that the President has allocated N50 billion to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to initiate the Pulaku initiative, which represents a non-kinetic solution to the ongoing crisis affecting the northwest region.
“The President has ordered the construction of 1,000 houses in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, and Benue, complete with essential facilities such as schools, clinics, veterinary clinics, and ranches for the Fulani community,” the Vice President said. It is critical that all victims be included in Kaduna and Benue.
He emphasised that President Tinubu’s development initiatives will benefit all regions of the country and stated that the Federal Government is actively planning to revitalise wheat production in the country.
Furthermore, the Vice President informed Nigerians that President Tinubu is aware of the difficulties they face and is determined to tackle them. “The issues confronting Nigerians will be addressed,” he said.
“We will utilize all available means to effect positive change. President Tinubu has the best interests of this country at heart, and he is resolute in improving the nation’s fortunes.”
Mr Shettima also lauded Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum’s vision and leadership, particularly in terms of enhancing the well-being of the people.