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Gov. Shettima’s unprecedented 31,747 houses and apartments in 6 years in Borno

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The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has built a total of 31, 747 houses and apartments since he became governor in 2011, documents from a weekly engagement by the Shettima media team has revealed.

According to the document, between 2012 and 2015, about 3,707 houses and apartments were built in eight estates located around Bulumkutu/airport road, Bama road, Gubio road, Biu road, Baga road, and Dikwa road while a total of 26,000 homes were either newly built or rebuilt in Boko Haram devastated areas like Bama, Mobbar, Gwoza, Damboa, Ngala and Kaga and LGAs.

This, however, does not include government buildings like council secretariats, police stations and military barracks.

“The reader may recall that base on the Recovery and Peace Building Assessment Report jointly authored by the World Bank, the European Union, the Nigerian Government, and States of the northeast, about one million private houses and 665 municipal or government buildings were destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno State alone.

“Rather than await intervention forever, ‎Governor Shettima in 2015, made a bold decision to commence rebuilding, starting with Kaga local government in Northern part of Borno State,” the report, compiled by the Shettima media team and seen by Daily Correspondents had indicated.

The team listed the houses and apartment as follows:

● The construction of Late Zanna Umar Mustapha Legacy Estate at Bulumkutu along the airport road. The estate designed to provide 1,000 blocks of four flats each.

● Gubio Housing Estate that is meant to provide 400 housing units also in the state capital.

●Another set of 1,000 housing units known as Bakassi Housing Estate is being built along Biu road.

● The Kashim Shettima-led administration also built 475 two-bedroom housing units at Yerwa Peace Community Housing Estate for displaced victims of Boko Haram attacks whose houses were destroyed at Bulaburin Garanam in the state.

●Workers are not left behind as the state government constructed a 20-housing estate Doctors Quarters at Mailafiya street in the state capital now accommodating medical doctors in Maiduguri.

●A 300 one-bedroom housing units known as Ali Monguno Teachers Village was constructed in the state capital for teachers but is currently housing IDPs displaced by Boko Haram insurgency.

● A 50 Two-bedroom housing units known as Nursing Village behind Federal Secretariats, along Kano motor park.

● Muna Housing Estate that is meant to provide 400 housing units also in the state capital.

● 22 houses were built in Wulari-Lafia along Bama road.

● Additional 10 housing units at Yerwa Government Girls Secondary School staff Quarters.

● Additional 10 housing units at Government College Maiduguri staff Quarters.

● Additional 10 housing units at Government Girls College Maiduguri staff Quarters

● Additional 10 housing units at Kashim Ibrahim College Of Education staff Quarters.

As to be expected, since September 2015, Borno state Government focused on building houses for resettlement of internally displaced persons and rebuilding of homes destroyed by Boko Haram across the State.

The State Government has so far freshly built or rebuilt.

●11,000 houses in Bama.

● 5,000 houses in Mobbar.

● 3,000 houses ‎in Gwoza.

● 3,000 houses in Damboa.

● 3,000 houses in Kaga.

● 1,000 houses in Ngala.

The rebuilding of houses is still on.

The reader may recall that based on the Recovery and Peace Building Assessment Report jointly authored by the World Bank, the European Union, the Nigerian Government, and States of the northeast, about one million private houses and 665 municipal or Government buildings were destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno State alone.

Rather than await intervention forever, ‎Governor Shettima in 2015, made a bold decision to commence rebuilding, starting with Kaga local government in Northern part of Borno State as listed below.

● Mainok

● Tamsu Kaw

● Mainta Kururi

● Ngamdu

The irony of the attention given to infrastructural development especially the construction of housing estates in Maiduguri by the Borno State government gives room for the ability of the state capital to accommodate all the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), otherwise the displacement of millions of people by the insurgents could have caused a more serious catastrophe.

 

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