Bauchi State Government requires N7.02bn to resettle Internally Displaced Persons in the state.
Permanent Secretary of the state Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Mahmud Garba, told our correspondent that the displaced persons were from Plateau, Yobe, Taraba and Kaduna states.
According to him, the money is to make them comfortable. He also said over one million of the displaced persons had already been resettled.
According to him, 862 families have not been resettled in Toro, Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi and Dass local governments.
He appealed to the Federal Government to complement the state government’s effort through financial support. He said the Isa Yuguda administration had released about N50m for the resettlement of displaced persons since 2011.
Garba said the money was spent on buildings, schools, health institutions and social amenities such as water and electricity for their use. He said the IDPs had declare their intention to remain in Bauchi.