13th June, 2022
Borno State Governor, Banagana Umara Zulum, has approved the construction of 500 resettlement houses in Logumani to accommodate people displaced by terrorists in Borno.
The governor confirmed the development on Sunday when he visited Logumani, a community in Ngala Local Government Area.
Logumani residents were displaced as a result of the activities of Boko Haram insurgents for over seven years.
The governor, however, announced support for residents of Logumani to enable them to rebuild their homes, destroyed by insurgents.
Zulum further directed the State Rural Water Supply Agency (RUWASA) to construct a new deep aquifer borehole that will address water needs of returning IDPs.
Also during the visit, the governor interacted with residents of Logumani, who are taking refuge in Dikwa town and discussed modalities of returning them back to their ancestral homes.
Before Sunday’s trip, Zulum undertook a similar one to Kirawa town in Gwoza Local Government Area on Saturday.
In Kirawa, the governor had supervised the resettlement of over 2,500 households.
Before Kirawa, Zulum had paid similar visits to dozens of communities in northern, central and the southern parts of Borno State.
The visits have mostly focused on building, supervising or allocating newly built resettlement houses, distributing cash and food aid and supplying agricultural packs to farmers.
At most places he visited, Governor Zulum regularly held meetings with military commanders, volunteers, council chairmen and resident traditional heads and community leaders to review security situations and deploy strengthening measures where necessary.
The governor’s latest trip to Logumani comprised of the member representing Ngala at the state assembly, Mustapha Dalatu, and that of Dikwa, Zakariya Dikwa.
It also included former commissioner of Agriculture and APC’s candidate for a house representatives seat, Engr. Bukar Talba and heads of relevant establishments of government involved with construction and reconstruction, provision of water, livelihoods, and general human empowerment.