VSF donates N370m to rebuild public structures in Borno
The Victim Support Fund (VSF), in collaboration with the Borno State government, has flagged off the reconstruction of 10 destroyed public structures in Bama, at the cost of N370 million. They are to be completed in March next year.
The structures include eight primary schools, the council secretariat complex and a maternity clinic, destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents, between 2013 and 2015.
Flagging off the exercise at the weekend, Executive Director of VSF, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, said he was “confident and committed” to the partnership, and its ability to realise the reconstruction works.
He added that building materials worth N295m were already at the project sites pending commencement.
“This is the model we will use in rebuilding other destroyed communities in Borno State, Prof. Ochoche stated.
Governor Kashim Shettima, in his brief remarks said, “Due to the good work being undertaken by the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (MRRR), VSF will immediately release N74 million to the projects, as cost of transportation of materials and wages of labourers.”
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