FG to provide security in communities affected by violent attacks

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*Osinbajo interacting with children at Anyiin and Gbajimba IDPs Camps in Benue State

The vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said that the federal government was committed to providing effective security in communities affected by violent attacks.

Speaking in Benue State during his tour of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, Osinbajo said that security will be provide in addition to the N10 billion set aside by the federal government to rebuild those devastated communities.

The vice president also stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had asked him to oversee the rehabilitation of the affected communities.

“The President has approved some money already to restore places that have been destroyed. A total of N10B has been approved and we intend to start the rebuilding.

“I am here as representative of the President who was here in March and had asked that a study be done on the situation. Mr. President now wants to do three things: to provide more effective security, especially in the affected communities, to ensure that our people can go back to their homes and before then rebuild their homes and to restore the farms, support traders and ensure education of the children. Mr. President says I should ensure all these things are done,” he said.

He assured that the places that would be rebuilt shall be better than what it was before, adding that “this is the right of the IDPs as Nigerians and is not a favour from the government.”

Osinbajo had also held a town hall meeting at the Government House, Makurdi with stakeholders including traditional, religious and others leaders in the State.

Prof Osinbajo was received on arrival at the Makurdi Air Force base by Governor Sam Orton.

On the vice president’s entourage were the minister of agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh; the director-general, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja and some other federal government officials.

 

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