On Friday, Vice President Kashim Shettima said that President Bola Tinubu had given the go-ahead for the building of 1,000 homes in the states of Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, and Benue.
Shettima made this statement at the inauguration of projects that the Borno State Government had carried out over the previous 100 days, according to a statement from Mr. Olusola Abiola, Director of Information for the Office of the Vice President.
The housing developments, according to the vice president, were a component of a comprehensive federal strategy to resolve disputes in the North.
Shettima further disclosed that Tinubu gave the National Emergency Management Agency N50 billion to launch the Pulaku program, a non-kinetic response to the situation the people of the northwest were facing.
“President Tinubu has approved the construction of 1,000 houses with all ancillary facilities, including schools, clinics, veterinary clinics, and ranches, for the Fulani community in Kaduna and Benue states in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, and Benue.”
He claimed that “President Tinubu insisted that all the victims must be transported along.
The Vice President gave the assurance that President Tinubu’s efforts to advance development would benefit all areas of the nation.
Shettima added that the federal government intended to restart the nation’s wheat harvest.
He stated that President Tinubu was aware of the difficulties Nigerians were facing and would work to resolve them.
“The problems Nigerians have will be addressed. To fix problems, we’ll use every vehicle at our disposal. President Tinubu has good intentions for this country and is committed to improving the situation of the people.
Tinubu has a great deal of compassion for the least fortunate members of society. The difficult choices made by the government were a direct result of the situation we are in.
Rest assured that this government will introduce a number of initiatives and programs that will affect many people’s lives in the upcoming weeks and months, Shettima stated.
“We are really fortunate to have him right now as our leader, governor, and brother. I have the finest of ties with Governor Zulum.
In contemporary Nigeria, we are the go-to source for managing relationships between a successor and predecessor.
“I want to thank him for all the empathy and support and most importantly for putting Borno first,” he emphasized.
Among the 77 new projects finished in Zulum’s first 100 days in office, the Vice President inaugurated the Shuwari ll Community School and Healthcare Centre.
In the city of Maiduguri, Shettima also started the Alikaramti Community School and the Gamboru Liberty Day Secondary School.
At the opening of state government projects completed in less than 100 days, he was applauded by a joyful throng, especially students.
Shettima had earlier paid respects at the palace of the Shehu of Borno upon his arrival in Maiduguri.
Senator Abubakar Kyari, the Minister of Agriculture, and a few representatives from the National and State Assemblies were with him.
The deputy governors of the states of Borno, Gombe, and Taraba were also in the vice president’s group when they were at the palace.