Arewa Youths For Peace and Security, a youth organization, has praised the North-East Development Commission for constructing 3,500 dwellings across the region to rehouse internally displaced people whose homes were destroyed by rebels.
The group added in a statement issued by its National President, Salihu Magaji, that the Commission’s generosity will assist to alleviate the sorrow of those who have lost their homes as a result of the area’s long period of insecurity.
“The provision of 3,500 housing units, across the six north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States, will help ease the sufferings of the IDPs and the entire people of the northeast.
“The NEDC constructed 1,000 housing units in Borno state while 500 housing units were being constructed in the remaining five states in the region. This is highly commendable because the NEDC under the leadership of its chairman, Alhaji Goni Alkali has continued to carry on its mandate assigned to it by the Federal Government.
“The NEDC under Alkali is a leading horse in different rescue missions and initiatives of the Federal Government when it comes to changing the narratives of the people of North-East who have suffered a lot from various boxes rocking the country, that include terrorism, banditry and kidnappings that have caused so many ripple effects, and it would take the best of governments several years to correct,” the statement read in parts.