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Committee assess needs of returning Yobe communities

30 April 2015, 19:34

Abuja - The Federal Government is assessing the damages in communities that have been liberated from Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State.

A special committee has been tasked to assess the needs of communities and facilitate the early return of displaced persons back to their homes.

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The committee, led by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdul Bulama, has officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YOSEMA).

The committee has visited the affected communities, including Gujba, Buni Yadi, Bumsa, Bara, Buni Gari, Katarko, Goniri, Kukuwa, Geidam, Kanam, Fika, Patiskum and Gulani.

Others are Damaturu, Damagun, Tarmuwa, Yunusufari and Ngelzarma.

It has also held a meeting with the Yobe State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Ali, who received the assessment committee on behalf of Governor Ibrahim Geidam.

Bulama said the Federal Government was concerned about the plight of the displaced persons and was doing everything possible to enable them to return back to their homes.

Bulama said the committee discovered through the assessment that the displaced persons and the affected communities required short, medium and long term intervention to cater for their immediate and future needs to restore normalcy.

Aliyu and the traditional rulers appreciated the Federal Government for the steps taken to support the return of the displaced persons to their homes.

- CAJ News


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