About three million victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East of Nigeria are to be part of the $20 Million (about N3.2 Billion) which the federal government and people in the private sector of the economy have pledged as donation to rehabilitate the structures and persons affected.
The federal government donated $10 Million (about N1.6 Billion) while the people in the private sector, led by Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr. Nduka Obaigbina donate the same amount.
Information gathered at the inauguration of a steering committee on Safe School Initiative at the Presidential Villa today, showed that the money would be used to reconstruct schools, residential and office buildingd and other structures that have been destroyed or damaged by Boko Haram.
The President, Goodluck Jonathan, who inaugurated the committee said that houses would be built for teachers of primary and secondary schools in the country, starting from the emergency state in the North East.
Also to be constructed in schools are perimetre fencing, toilet facilities and other things, adding that the project would be handled by Presidential Initiative North East (PINE).
This is even as the President of Dangote Group of companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who spoke on behalf of private sector expressed pleasure in being of service to the fatherland.
He gave assurance that private sector will fulfil its $10 Million pledge for the programm even as he announced that the sector is set to create 180,000 jobs in the North East.
He assured President Jonathan of their continues support, whatever it will take, to bring about peace in the country and extinct Boko Haram.
Members of the Committee on Safe School Initiative are governors of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa state; Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Sani Sidi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Nduka Obaigbina, the National Security Adviser, minister of Women Affairs, minister of state for education, representatives of National Council for Women Society and Civil Society Organizations.