Zulum wants low-cost housing for IDPs in Gwoza completed soonest to enable resettlement
By Our reporter
Aug. 30, 2020 - Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum has called for the speedy completion of 200 low-cost houses in Ngoshe, a community in Gowza local government area of the State to enable resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Zulum gave the directives to contractors handling the project during an oversight visit to Gwoza Local Government on Sunday where he spent the whole day with the IDPs.
The governor also had a closed-door meeting with officers and men of the Nigerian Army stationed in Ngoshe Gwoza is one of the worst hit areas by the Boko Haram insurgents, a stronghold and headquarters leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, before the Nigerian troops liberated the town in 2015.
Addressing journalists, Zulum assured of speedy completion of resettlement houses and improved security so that the IDPs can return to their homes in the shortest time He said he was also in Ngoshe to support soldiers and boost their morale.
“Security is a responsibility of all of us, we cannot leave the military alone, the civilians should also play their part,” Zulum said.
Governor Zulum since assuming office has taken at least 10 trips to different parts of Gwoza for humanitarian and development purposes.