The Federal Government has earmarked N45 billion for the rebuilding of destroyed liberated communities in the Northeast.
The rebuilding of infrastructural facilities will fastrack the return of 2.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their communities, including 90, 000 refugees yet to be repatriated from Cameroun.
This was disclosed yesterday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while addressing dignitaries and members at a Town Hall Meeting for military and security agencies at Government House, Maiduguri.
He said the N45 billion, was specifically earmarked for the reconstruction and rebuilding of destroyed houses and public structures in communities that were liberated by the military in 2016.
Members at the meeting agreed that government should fight drug abuse and integrate Civilian JTF into security force in Borno State.
In his words: “Today’s meeting in Maiduguri, has enabled us identify the remaining challenges of security to lives and property. Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated, as the military and security have done a great of degrading the terrorists to the barest level”.