The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, has given three months deadline for the completion of 1,000 houses in Ngala and Dikwa Local Government Areas of the state.
The Governor gave the directive on Thursday when he inspected the 1000 housing projects at Logumani and Gajibo communities of the two LGAs.
Both communities were destroyed following the Boko Haram attacks in 2014, leading to the displacement of residents.
At Logumani where 500 houses are being constructed, Zulum expressed confidence that the ongoing work will be completed and people will be resettled in two months.
“We have seen the level of construction here and I have given a deadline of two months within which they should complete the work and we will return people back to their homes, Insha Allah”, Zulum said.
Malam Isa Gusau, the governor's spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Friday.
According to Gusau, the governor noted that the construction included basic amenities such as a primary school, health centre, police station and deep aquifer borehole meant for the provision of water to the community.
At Gajibo, the community in Dikwa LGA where the construction of another 500 houses is ongoing, Zulum ordered that the project should be completed in 3 months to allow residents to return home.
Zulum was also at the Shehu of Dikwa’s palace to pay homage.
The governor emphasized the need to ensure food security through irrigation farming.
Governor Zulum noted that through farming, Borno State Government intends to provide a viable solution to the problems of livelihood among IDPs that are returning to their ancestral communities.
The governor assured that government would provide farmers with modern irrigation implements and tools to enhance crop yield.