Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has commenced a resettlement plan in six towns of the state, which were deserted by residents at the peak of the ongoing crisis in the state.
A statement by the spokesman of the governor, Mallam Isa Gusau, on Tuesday indicated that the governor had inaugurated two committees to complete ongoing reconstruction works and facilitate the full restoration of civil authority comprising Policemen, Civilian JTF, local government officials, and magistrates’ courts in six towns located in the Marte and Gwoza local government areas of the state.
According to the statement, the committee on Marte is chaired by Borno’s Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Mustapha Gubio, while the committee on Gwoza is chaired by the Commissioner for Housing and Energy, Saleh Vungas.
Members of the two committees also include representatives of communities and humanitarian actors.
Zulum promised that the government would help the returnees to engage in agricultural and other economic activities that would make them self-reliant and be meaningful members of the state.
Responding on behalf of both committees, Gubio pledged that the members would put in their best in discharging the assignment.