Govt Plans Big For Bama In Borno
The Nigerian government has initiated a plan that will rebuild Bama, largely reduced to a shadow of itself, as a result of insurgency in the area.
Bama is one of the most hit communities in the over 8 years of insurgency by Boko Haram.
The town was once under the control of the terrorist group before it was taken back by military troops in March 2015.
Now the government has a special plan for the community which will serve as a pilot programme for the rebuilding of other communities in the northeast devastated by insurgency.
The Bama Rebuilding plan, known as 'the Bama Initiative', will bring together Nigeria’s Aso Rock, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the government, security agencies, Borno government and the private sector.
This initiative topped talks at a meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo between the presidency and the government of Borno State. It was held on Monday and tagged #RebuildNE (Rebuild North East).
The Bama Initiative will rebuild the major towns in Bama Local Government Area, provide homes, schools, health centres, police stations and other social amenities.
In a tweet after the meeting, @AsoRock said, the Initiative would also see the creation of a Special Bama Squad (SBS)- comprising the Nigeria Police Force and Civil Defence Corps.
“The idea is for this to be a replicable pilot project,” a tweet read.
#RebuildNE will continue alongside #SecureNE (Secure North East) efforts being handled by the Nigerian Army and #ReliefNE (Relief North East) handled by some other agencies.