The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC , Mr John Oyegun has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for setting up a special committee, to coordinate interventions in the northeast region of Nigeria, saying the development was in line with the Party’s 2015 pre-election promises to ensure the welfare and security of Nigerians.
The committee is to also organise the commencement of the social intervention programme in the region following the federal government’s release of N25bn of the 2016 budgetary allocation for the Programme.
Mr Oyegun explained that the Social Intervention Programme contains social safety nets designed to positively impact on the lives of millions of Nigerians through job creation, restoring livelihoods, providing economic opportunities and sustenance for the poor.
The APC National Chairman also hailed the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima and the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Northeast Initiative, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma for their dedication towards the rehabilitation, rebuilding and reconstruction of the Northeast.
“The inauguration of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative will bring about the needed impetus and better coordination of rehabilitation, rebuilding and reconstruction efforts in the region so that the estimated 2.4 million displaced persons can return to their normal, peaceful and productive lives.
Happily, the administration’s efforts have received invaluable support from local and international development partners. The Party calls on all well-meaning Nigerians to support the ongoing humanitarian efforts in the region,” Oyegun said.