In a recent development, Vice President Kashim Shettima announced on Friday that President Bola Tinubu has given the green light for the construction of 1,000 residences in several northern states, including Sokoto, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Niger, and Benue.
This announcement was formally conveyed through a statement issued by Mr. Olusola Abiola, the Director of Information at the Office of the Vice President.
Vice President Shettima made this revelation during the inauguration of various projects initiated by the Borno State Government over the past 100 days. He elaborated that these housing projects are part of a comprehensive strategy devised by the Federal Government to address the ongoing conflicts in the northern regions of Nigeria.
Furthermore, Shettima revealed that President Tinubu has allocated a substantial sum of N50 billion to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to initiate the Pulaku initiative. This initiative is intended as a non-violent approach to resolving the crisis faced by the people of the northwest region.
According to Vice President Shettima, “President Tinubu has sanctioned the construction of 1,000 homes in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, and Benue States. These houses will be accompanied by essential facilities such as schools, clinics, veterinary clinics, and ranches dedicated to the Fulani community in Kaduna and Benue states. President Tinubu has emphasized the importance of including all affected individuals in this endeavor.”
He further stressed that the developmental efforts initiated by President Tinubu would extend to all corners of the nation, benefiting the entire country.