The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has revoked all allocations of houses that have remained unoccupied at Indimi estate for more than a year in Bama local government area.
According to the governor, since it was obvious those given the houses do not need it, internally displaced persons, many who live in government camps, will be given the houses immediately.
The Governor gave the order at the Shehu of Bama’s palace on Monday when he visited the IDP camp in Bama.
The estate, made up of 100 units of two-bedroom houses, was built by Borno’s billionaire businessman, Alhaji Muhammad Indimi as part of support to his home state. The houses were allocated more than a year ago with allottees holding on them without occupying them
“Borno state government has revoked all allocations of houses at Indimi estate, we cannot tolerate a situation were people claim ownership of those houses while they are living in Maiduguri. Your highness, kindly compile the list IDPs from Jaudari village, all the houses should be allocated to them” Zulum told his host, Shehu Umar Ibn Kyari Elkanemi.
The IDPs, now staying in Bama town, are mostly from villages sacked by insurgents in Banki, Gulumba, and Nguro Soye, all in Bama Local Government Area, Central part of Borno.
“I want to sympathize with you, you have been in a very difficult situation. The insurgents have displaced you from your houses and communities, without any means of livelihoods” the governor said.