by James Sambo
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited over 900 displaced persons from Baga, who are camped in the city of Maiduguri, Borno State.
While commiserating with the displaced persons on the losses they suffered during the attack on their town by Boko Haram, he promised that the Federal Government will strive to make their stay in the camps more comfortable while it continues to do all within its powers to restore peace and security to enable them return to their homes soon.
He said: “Terrorism and insurgency have been very traumatic for all of us. I feel particularly disturbed when I hear of our people being displaced within their own country. I assure you and other displaced persons that government is working very hard to ensure that you do not remain in these camps for too long.”
“I know that many of your houses have been destroyed. We will assist you financially so that you can rebuild your homes and return to them gradually,” Jonathan told the displaced persons.”
The President thanked the Red Cross and other international organizations who have been assisting in the provision of relief materials to the displaced persons.
He also charged local, state and federal government officials to work with greater harmony and cooperation in rendering support to the displaced persons.
“I do not want to be hearing conflicting reports on support being given to them. Government is one and we must all work together to assist our people whenever the need arises. We must cooperate maximally and work together at the local government, state and federal levels to ensure that our people who are unfortunately displaced from their homes get the best possible treatment,” Jonathan added.