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Osinbajo assures of commitment to rebuild Northeast

28 October 2015, 12:03Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has reiterated government's readiness to rebuild and rehabilitate areas the Boko Haram terrorists has destroyed.

He was speaking at the opening of the Northeast Humanitarian  Multi-stakeholders Engagement meeting at the Government House in  Maiduguri, Borno State.

"The meeting is an expression of our collective determination to, find the most effective and creative ways to intervene in restoring the 
dignity, family lives and livelihood of hundreds of thousands of IDPs in the North- East," he told participants.

He stated further that the Northeast humanitarian stakeholders meeting was important not just for what it plans to achieve namely to present 
and endorse collaborative efforts to the North East but also for the fact that the meeting was taking place in Maiduguri which probably suffered the most loss of lives and property in the six years of Boko Haram scourge.

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"The Northeast region has suffered tremendously in the past. The destruction of infrastructure, farmlands, businesses and trades, the destruction of schools and the loss of school years," he said.

He pointed out significant amounts of money were required to rebuild, restore and rehabilitate the area.

"Neither money nor time can fix the trauma of loss of family, relations and friends, the shame and pain of the raped, the scars and fears of the parents of the abducted and kidnapped as well as the loss of homes and possessions and livelihoods, the hundreds of thousands of orphaned  children," he somehow added.

Some 13 000 people have been killed and more than 2 million displaced in a reign of terror that has left a trail of destruction. 

- CAJ News


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