Foundation builds N600m housing estate for IDPs
The Muhammadu Indimi Foundation, a humanitarian organisation founded by the chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Dr. Muhammadu Indimi, has announced the construction of a N600 million solar-powered village consisting of 100 units of three-bedroom houses for persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.
Situated in Bama, one of the worst hit communities in the state, the village will provide 100 houses for 100 families. The village also features five blocks of classrooms, a fully equipped health centre, an open-shed market to revive lucrative trade among the inhabitants, sport facilities for the children and an incinerator.
The founder, Indimi said: “Following the trauma the people have been through, we will spare no resource to restore hope, healing, and lay a lasting foundation for growth. Through this initiative, we hope to contribute to the alleviation of poverty in our communities and unlock Northern Nigeria’s potential.”
Indimi also revealed that the foundation plans to replicate the 100-unit village in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno, another community where thousands of families have fled their homes and lost their means of livelihood.
“None of these resettlement solutions would be possible without the support of the governor, Kashim Shettima. The state government donated the land for the housing projects in Bama and Ngala.”
Speaking at the ceremony, Shettima said: “Indimi is an inspiring model of business integrity who has continued to identify with our values, challenges and predicament. His decision to embark on a project to house victims of Boko Haram is a specific case. The reasons he is choosing both towns is because Bama is the worst affected local council in Borno and he cut his business teeth in Ngala.”
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