Fintiri Inaugurates 454 Houses to Accommodate 2,700 IDPs in Adamawa

Daji Sani in Yola

Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru  Fintiri, yesterday  inaugurated 454 houses with the capacity to accommodate about  2,700 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs)  conveniently.

The pilot project sponsored majorly by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is situated at Labondo town in Girei Local Government Area of the state  for IDPs displaced by the Boko Haram and other crisis.

Speaking at the event, Governor Fintiri expressed appreciation to both local and international partners of the housing scheme.

The governor said: “I wish to commend and thank the UNHRC, the Central Emergency Fund (CERF) and Nigerian Humanitarian Fund (NHF) for their commitment, resilience and diligence to ensuring that the Labondo Project is executed and implemented successfully.”

Fintiri also promised to build a new school, police outpost and deploy personnel to the camp to meet the needs of the people, reiterating that his administration would not relent in its determination to transforming the state.

He called on the people of the area to live in peace and  harmony with one another in order to benefit from more meaningful developmental projects in the state.

In her remarks, the UNHCR Country Representative, Nigeria, Mrs Chansa Kapaya, expressed profound gratitude to the Adamawa State Government for providing the overall leadership of the pilot project.

Earlier, the Council Chairman of Girei Local Government, Judah Hamisa, commended Governor  Fintiri for his administration’s contributions to IDPs and the  entire people of the state.

The 454 houses have the capacity to accommodate approximately 2,700 IDPs   conveniently.

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