Boko Haram ‘We need N2trn to rebuild North-East,’ Danjuma says

The North-eastern region has been devastated by the deadly attacks of the Boko Haram sect.

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Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.), the chairman, presidential committee on North-East initiative, revealed that the rebuilding of the North-Eastern region of Nigeria will cost N2trn.

The North-eastern region has been devastated by the deadly attacks of the Boko Haram sect.

Speaking at a  two-day security seminar, organised by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College, in Abuja, Danjuma said “Conservative estimates put the cost of the short-term intervention of the reconstruction of the region at over two trillion naira. He said the rebuilding of the region would require the cooperation of all, considering that the magnitude of destruction was beyond the means of the federal or state governments.

“Danjuma said rebuilding the Northeast would demand maximum cooperation and resources, especially in the most affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.”

Vanguard reports that the retired General also said “Rebuilding the Northeast is one of the biggest and most complex challenges that Nigeria is facing today.

“To hold government or any one agency alone responsible for this task is to underestimate the enormity of the problem.”

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Adding that “The task would involve massive reconstruction of physical infrastructure, much of which have been totally destroyed and, of course, the more challenging one, which is the rebuilding of peace and social cohesion.”

The Committee on Northeast Initiative was inaugurated by President Buhari.

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