Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir David Lawal, has revealed that Schools, Police stations and infrastructures destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast are currently undergoing reconstruction and rehabilitation.
The SGF said the reconstruction of the region was part of the election campaign promise made by President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that the aim was to bring lasting solutions to insurgency and rebuild destroyed infrastructure in the area.
Babachir David Lawal, made this known on Sunday in Hong, Adamawa State, during the graduation of 500 students of Buba Industrial Village.
The Buba Industrial Village skills acquisition programme was part of the youth empowerment scheme introduced by Yusuf Buba, the member representing Gombi/Hong federal constituency in the House of Representatives, which is the first of its kind in the area since the inception of democracy in 1999.
Babachir Lawal commended Yusuf Buba for initiating the skills acquisition programme for youths, describing the gesture as a “landmark achievement” worthy of emulation.
According to the SGF, “The present APC-led government is determined to guarantee peaceful co-existence among Nigerians and ensure that Nigerians, irrespective of their locality or belief, benefit from the dividend of democracy”.
He criticised the opposition parties for what he called a campaign of calumny during the last general election, which linked the All Progressives Congress party with a particular religion and the insurgency.
Lawal mentioned that Buhari and the APC-led government would never discriminate against any Nigerian on the basis of religion or any other affiliation.
Hon. Yusuf Buba in his address, said that the gesture was part of the promises made during his election campaign, where he pledged to bring change through youth empowerment programmes.
The event marked the second graduation of over 500 youths trained in various skills and assisted with free equipment to start their businesses.