NEDC inaugurates construction of 500 houses in Adamawa
By Matthew ELOYI
The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has inaugurated the construction of 500 housing units in Adamawa State.
Chief Executive Officer of the NEDC, Mohammed Alkali and Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri jointly performed the foundation laying ceremony of the first 300 units at the state capital, Yola, on Wednesday.
In his keynote address, the NEDC chief executive officer explained that while 300 units of the houses will be in Yola, 200 others will be located in other major towns in the state.
Giving a background to the decision to put up the 500 housing units in Adamawa State, the NEDC boss said the initiative is line with part of NEDC’s Mandate to rehabilitate and reconstruct homes and commercial premises destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists.
He recalled that the location of 500 houses in Adamawa and four other states of the Northeast was a deliberate effort of the NEDC to replicate Federal Government’s earlier decision to build 10,000 houses in the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency, Borno State, to mitigate the destruction done by terrorism.
The NEDC also distributed food and nonfood items to reduce increasing food insecurity in the state.