NEDC Flags-off 500 Housing Units Construction In Bauchi

By Khalid Idris

Governor Bala Mohammed will tomorrow Thursday in Bauchi lay the foundation stone for the construction of 500 housing units conceived and initiated by the North East Development Commission (NEDC).

The Commission, it could be recalled, was established to address developmental challenges in the northeast region and to restore means of livelihood of the people, following the effects of over 12 years-long insurgencies as a result of activities of Boko Haram in the region.

According to the National President of North East Youths & Elders Peoples Forum, Alhaji Salihu Magaji, speaking for the commission, explained that part of the ground breaking ceremony signaling the construction of the Bauchi house included the inspection of the commission’s ongoing work the Soro Cattle Market and Fistula Hospital in Ganjuwa and Ningi LGAs respectively.

The Forum President commending the efforts of the commission under its Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Goni Alkali, disclosed that NEDC would soon undertake the construction of Alkaleri – Futuk, and Alkaleri – Kirfi – Gombe Abba roads in Bauchi state.According to the forum’s statement, the two roads that would be reconstructed by the commission are gigantic and historic, but regrettably defied past successive administrations in the state, hence NEDC’s resolve to undertake the projects to facilitate economic growth and development for the overall interest of the region.

Magaji enumerated various other development projects recorded by the commission during its short period of establishment that included the establishment of Technical and Vocational Skills Acquisition Centres for the IDPs in parts of the sub-region and the construction of 1,000 houses at Ngowom Village, Mafa Local Government of Borno State.

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