The vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed the intention of the federal government to build more schools in the north to take care of internally displaced children.
He disclosed this recently during his visit to the internally displaced boarding school built by the immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso in Kano.
“The federal government has a bigger project for these young children, the Presidential Initiative Project for the Northeast which comprises short, medium and long term projects. Part of it is education for the children that are now at IDP camps and for all children who have been displaced. Government must create more opportunities for displaced children,” Osinbajo said.
The vice president said government would ensure that all internally displaced persons returned to their respective villages.
“It is the duty of the federal government working with state governments to ensure rebuilding of the affected places. We will rebuild the infrastructure and embark on demining of farms taken over by insurgents. In Adamawa for instance, farms have been mined by the Boko Haram making it impossible for the owners to cultivate. So government through the initiative will demine those farms so that people can cultivate them,” he added.
The vice president, who commended Kano state government for constructing the boarding primary school for IDPs, noted that it will create a great opportunity for the beneficiaries.