A Quatari-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has in Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yobe State authorities to rebuild faculties and hospitals in 17 native authorities areas broken by the Islamic insurgents, Boko Haram.
Signing the settlement at Yobe State Governor’s Lodge, the governor, Mai Mala Buni, mentioned that the gesture wouldn’t have come at a greater time than now when his authorities is channelling efforts in the direction of rebuilding the constructions devastated by the Boko Haram.
“Let me use this chance to thank the Qatar Charitable Organisations for extending this gesture to Yobe State. We are completely happy that Yobe is a part of the states that’s recovering from the devastation of Boko Haram.
“Peace is now returning gradually. Yobe is now safe and the security situation has tremendously improved. I want to assure you that we have provided for all the land for these projects and our state will partner you to ensure that these projects are carried out successfully and to the benefit of our people,” he assured.
Speaking on the challenge, the Executive Director Quatar Charitable Organisatoon, Hamdi Elsayed, mentioned though they may not disclose the quantity earmarked for the challenge, they have been anticipating that by 2020, they could have expended N100 million on the initiatives.
“We will go to Yobe very quickly; we are going to see the areas and provides suggestions to our workplace in Qatar that the situation is prepared. I can not say how a lot the challenge will take as a result of our work will proceed. It isn’t one or two initiatives we are going to begin with all of the 17 native governments.
“It will contain 17 motorised boreholes and 20 hand-pumps. When we begin and end inside three months, we are going to cowl the villages. I can’t actually say the fee, however possibly by the tip of 2020 it is going to attain N100 million.
“The authorities will give us the situation and we are going to go to or the areas the place the initiatives shall be cited. If it’s not good, we are going to demand one other place. We have already lined 17 states.
“Last week we finished 42 boreholes in Cross River. We try to go to states that have problem to help them in solving the problem Borno, Taraba, Yobe and many other states. We like going through the state government because of security reasons,” he mentioned.