Borno targets May 2021 for closure of IDP camps


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From left, Hon Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State and former Governor Senator Kashim Shettima during official Launch of Borno’s 25 Years Development Plan and 10 Year Strategic Transformation Plan at Multi-Purpose Hall, Government House, Maiduguri.

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri

The Borno State Government is planning to close down all its Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps on or before May 29th, 2021, even as it called on the existing 192 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) based in the state to key into its rehabilitation and resettlement programs.

This was disclosed on Saturday by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum while delivering a Keynote address at the formal launching of ’25 Years Development Framework and 10 years of Strategic Transformation Plan’ due to over decade atrocities posed by insurgents.

Zulum said, the mission for launching the scheme and the policy to relocate all IDPs back to their…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper