President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has reiterated his administration’s determination to speedily resettle the persons displaced by the insurgency and reconstruct the areas affected by the activities of Boko Haram in the North Eastern parts of the country.
The President, who said this while inaugurating the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative on Wednesday in Abuja, attributed the successes recorded in the war against terror to the patriotic efforts of the armed forces.
He said the committee would be supported through a fund to be raised by the three tiers of government and through donations from development partners as well as friends of Nigeria.
He urged the committee to take immediate steps towards bringing succour to the Internally Displaced Persons.
In his remarks, the Committee Chairman, retired General THEOPHILUS DANJUMA, reminded Nigerians that the task of rebuilding the North East region is the collective responsibility of all citizens.
He acknowledged the contributions from various sources, particularly during the previous fund-raising ceremony for the Victims Support Fund for the North East.
DANJUMA, however, noted that only half of the pledges made during the fund-raising were redeemed.