Victims Fund Commissions N250m Public Buildings in Borno Town



By Michael Olugbode

The Victims Support Fund has begun the massive reconstruction of destroyed communities in Boko Haram-ravaged Borno State with the commissioning of rehabilitated public buildings in Dikwa town which cost N250 million.

According to the Chairman of the Fund, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.), who was in Dikwa to commission the 39 reconstructed buildings on Wednesday, the next in line is the rebuilding of Bama, whose destruction at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency is project to cost several billions of naira.

The Victims Support Fund, initiated by President Goodluck Jonathan and chaired by ‎Danjuma, had two months ago gone into a pilot partnership with the Borno State Government involving the Fund donating building materials worth N200 million and cash of N50m to offset the expenses on labour and supervision.

The money, which was utilized by the Borno State Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement,  was initially meant for the rebuilding of 24 public structures, among them a General Hospital, schools, the council secretariat, police barracks, police stations.