Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Vice President Kashim Shettima has disclosed that President Bola Tinubu has approved the construction of 1,000 houses in seven Northern states of Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger and Benue as part of a broad plan by the federal government to address housing deficit in the country.
According to him, “The President has approved the construction of 1,000 houses in Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna Niger and Benue, with all the ancillary facilities of schools, clinics, veterinary clinics and ranches for the fulani community; in Kaduna and Benue. He insisted that all the victims must be carried along.”
He added that all the parts of the country will benefit from the developmental strides of President Tinubu, while also stating that the federal government is planning to re-ignite wheat production in the country.
According to him, the President has approved N50 billion to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to kick-start the Pulaku initiative – a non-kinetic solution to the crisis confronting the people of the North-west region.
The Vice President further noted that President Tinubu was aware of challenges confronting Nigerians and would make efforts to address them.
He said, “Issues confronting Nigerians will be addressed. We will use all available vehicles to fix things. President Tinubu means well for this country and he is determined to change the fortunes of the nation for the better.
“He is a person filled with a lot of empathy for the less privileged in society. Some of the painful decisions taken by the government were products of the circumstances we have found ourselves in.
“Be rest assured that in the coming weeks and months this government will unveil a lot of projects and programmes that will touch the lives of many.”
He said, “We are extremely lucky in having him as our leader, Governor and brother at this time. Governor Zulum and I have the best of relationships, we have become the reference point in relationship management between a successor and predecessor in modern day Nigeria.
“I want to thank him for all the empathy and support and most importantly for putting Borno first.”
Out of 77 new projects completed in 100 days of Governor Babagana Zulum's administration, the Vice President inaugurated the Shuwari ll Community School and Healthcare Centre.
He also inaugurated the Alikaramti Community School and the Gamboru Liberty Day Secondary School, all within the Maiduguri metropolis.