President Buhari hails Completion of Housing Project in Borno

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the completion and delivery of 300 housing units of two-bedroom each and other livelihood-enhancing infrastructure at two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

The housing units and the other infrastructure, constructed by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) were delivered at the IDPs camps in Gwoza and Nganzai Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.

Specifically, 200 housing units, a fully equipped 20-Bed Primary healthcare centre, a skill acquisition centre, a mini sports pavilion and a community hall were inaugurated at the IDP camp in Nganzai.

The other facilities unveiled for the displaced persons at the local government include a fully furnished four blocks of twenty-four classrooms, a water scheme with full reticulation, access roads and an integrated 400 units of solar streetlights.

The President commends the OSSAP-SDGs for delivering for use the IDPs 100 housing units in Gwoza, a fully equipped 20-bed Primary Healthcare Centre and a quarter for security operatives.

The other projects unveiled include three fully furnished blocks of six classrooms, a water scheme with complete reticulation, access roads, 500 poles of integrated solar streetlights and market lockup/open shops.

Speaking at the event, Adejoke Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, expressed appreciation to President Buhari for providing the needed resources that have enabled her Office to work closely with sub-national governments to deliver key interventions to fast-track the achievement of the 2023 agenda.

The SSAP-SDGs noted that the projects were in line with the promise of the President to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years with an emphasis on the delivery of key interventions with multiplier effects on multi-dimensional poverty, such as basic healthcare, vocational skills development and education provisioning as well as the North East Stabilization and Development Master Plan.

Also speaking during the inauguration of the projects in Nganzai, Gov. Zulum hailed President Buhari and OSSAP-SDGs for the projects for the benefit of people, who were displaced by the insurgency in the state.

The projects in Gwoza and Nganzai LGs were at an event attended by top officials of the Borno State government led by Governor Babagana Zulum, traditional and religious leaders, federal and state lawmakers as well as the management of OSSAP-SDGs.