The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the construction of 1,000 houses in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, and Benue States as part of the Federal Government’s plan to address the conflict in the north, News About Nigeria reports.
The development was revealed by the Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima, who represented President Tinubu in Maiduguri, Borno State, during the commissioning of projects executed by the State Government in the last 100 days.
Shettima revealed that the President had approved N50 billion to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to kick-start the Pulaku initiative – a non-kinetic solution to the crisis confronting the people of the northwest region.
In his words: “The President has approved the construction of 1000 houses in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna Niger and Benue, with all the ancillary facilities of schools, clinics, veterinary clinics and ranches for the Fulani community; in Kaduna and Benue, he insisted that all the victims must be carried along.”
The vice president also stated that all the parts of the country would benefit from the developmental strides of President Tinubu, noting that the Federal Government was planning to re-ignite wheat production in the country.
He also stated that President Tinubu means well for the people and is aware of the challenges Nigerians are facing and would make efforts to address them.
He, therefore, urged the people to rest assured that in the coming weeks and months, Tinubu’s administration will unveil a lot of projects and programmes that will touch the lives of many.