By Micho Hayes
The North East Development Commission (NEDC) is set to commence an ambitious humanitarian intervention in the troubled Northeast.
This was revealed on Friday by the Managing Director of the Commission, Alhaji Mohammed Alkali during an assessment visits to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno state.
He told the IDPs that the commission will soon swing into action to execute all humanitarian plans that will be fashioned out by the management team.
He noted that the visit was to give the team a firsthand information on situations in the camps and decisions on interventions would be taken after the tour.
He also lamented on the level of devastation and hardship the IDPs have been exposed to in the past 10 years of the insurgency, noting that, even as an indigene of Kukawa, Borno State he has not been able to go to his home town for so long as a result of the crisis.
Alkali, who was at the Customs House IDPs Camps I and II, Muna Garage IDPs Camp, Muna Farm IDPs Camp, and Stadium IDPs Camp, was conducted round by Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, the Chairman of Borno State Emergency Management Agency.
Addressing journalists at the end of his tour, Alkali said he was in Maiduguri on assessment visit to IDPs camps across the north east to acquaint himself with the situations on ground with a view to go back to the drawing board and sit down with the other management team to fashion out ways to address the challenges facing IDPs in the region.
He said having inspected major and vulnerable camps in Maiduguri, he will visit all the IDPs camps in Monguno over the weekend and proceed to Bama IDPs Camps on Monday next week to assess situations on ground.
Chairman, BOSEMA, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo had earlier briefed him on the major challenges at the IDPs Camps.