Victim Support Fund Begins Reconstruction Of Structures In Borno

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Victim Support Fund, VSF, has begun the reconstruction of 10 public structures in Bama, one of the major towns in Borno State, which was under the occupation of Boko Haram at the peak of insurgency in the North East.

The estimated cost of rebuilding the structures is put at N370 million.

The public structures include eight primary schools, the council secretariat complex and a maternity clinic, destroyed by insurgents between 2013 and 2015.

Flagging off the reconstruction projects at Bama, the Executive Director of VSF,  Sunday Ochoche, a Professor, said that he had confidence in the partnership with the Borno State government in rebuilding the destroyed public structures in Bama.

Ochoche, who commended the state government for the rebuilding work done so far on destroyed houses and markets in Bama, he said the Fund has assisted in the movement of N295 million worth of building materials to the town for the reconstruction work.

He said the building materials include cement, iron rods, ceiling boards, buckets of paints, doors and windows and other basic building materials required to complete the 10 projects.

Governor Kashim Shettima, who was represented by his deputy,  Usman Durkwa, in a brief remark admitted that N295 million worth of building materials have been procured and delivered by VSF.






     

     

    He said: “Due to the good work being undertaken by the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (MRRR), VSF will immediately release N74 million to the projects, as cost of transportation of materials and wages of labourers at sites.”

    He also commended the Fund for the rehabilitation of 40 public buildings at Dikwa town at the cost of N250 million.

    He said that the state government is investing in the rehabilitation of infrastructural facilities in order to transform the lives of returning Internally Displaced Persons to liberated communities.

    He called on the communities to ensure that such facilities are protected against vandalism.

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