While presenting the commission’s scorecard, the Managing Director of the NEDC, Mohammed Alkali, said the commission has “been implementing noteworthy humanitarian – development – peacebuilding nexus projects as provided in the Buhari Plan of 2016…”
He said the commission would soon release its North East Stabilisation Development Master Plan which will be implemented at the cost of N31.5 trillion. “The commission has built 1,000 housing units in Ngowon Borno state at the cost of N2.92 billion and 500 housing units in each of the five other states at the total cost of N17.5 billion Naira. We’ve also provided Rapid Response Intervention projects in the 112 local government areas of the region at the cost of N6 billion Naira. “We’re constructing 18 mega schools one in each Senatorial district in the six States. We’ve provided 120 vehicles and hospital equipment to security agencies. We’ve provided 42 ambulances to some states and federal hospitals. We’ve trained youths on climate change adaptation, ICT, waste to wealth management and lots more,” Mr Alkali said.
He said the commission was also into free fistula repairs, psychosocial support services, peace-building initiatives, and free viral Hepatitis vaccination for over 5000 patients.
The media executives visited some of the projects including a Centre for Violent and Extremism, Burns Centre at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (another one was also built in Adamawa), auditoriums, lecture halls in both Borno State University and the University of Maiduguri, rebuilt bridges, newly constructed roads among other projects.