13th January, 2017.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has been commended for taking a bold step towards closing the Internally Displaced Persons Camps across Adamawa state.
Members of the Sub -Committee on Presidential Committee on North East Initiatives led by Honourable Yusuf Captain Buba who made the commendation when the delegation paid a courtesy call on Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola.
He said the delegation is in Adamawa state to kick start the distribution of relief materials to victims of insurgency in some selected Local Government Areas as a pilot of support and assistance to the victims of the insurgency in collaboration with the State Government and stakeholders and to hand over the renovated schools inherited by the Presidential Committee on the North East to the state government.
According to Honourable Buba ,the committee was inaugurated on the 26th October 2016 with a mandate to rebuilding the North East sub-region which was destroyed by the insurgents.
He told Governor Jibrilla that the committee was to coordinate the activities of the Government agencies and to identifies the gaps between the Government and the International Donor agencies with a view to bring soccour to the victims of insurgency in the North East region. He explained that the committee is ready to handover the schools being renovated by the PCNI at Garkida, Anguwan Faransain Gombi Local Government, Kala'a, kada mobilise, Faha and Shanghai in Hong Local Government as well as in Gulak,Madagali, Uba-Askira and Michika Local Government Areas.
While responding, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla had appreciated the efforts being made by the committee towards ensuring that the Internally Displaced Persons returns to their homes.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla also assured that Adamawa state Government is ever ready to collaborate with the PCNI towards alleviating the hardship being faced by the Internally Displaced persons in Adamawa state.
Also in their remarks the Honourable Commissioners of Information and Strategy Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh and that of Education Prof Kaletapwa Farauta have told the delegation that communities of Daware and Malkohi had shown their interest to accommodate any IDP willing to stay in their communities.
The Honourable Commissioners also advised members of the PCNI to work in synergy with the Adamawa state Government for the successful implementation of their programmes in the state.
The leader of the delegation later presented a comprehensive Document on the Presidential Committee on the North East to Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla.