By Ola Adeola
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for inaugurating the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative.
John Odigie-Oyegun, APC national chairman, on Thursday, said the development was part of the party’s 2015 pre-election promises to cater to the welfare and security of Nigerians, particularly the most vulnerable and poor.
Oyegun said the presidential committee “will provide much-needed impetus and better coordination of rehabilitation, rebuilding and reconstruction efforts in the region”. The APC National Chairman also hailed the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima and the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Northeast Initiative, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma for their dedication towards therehabilitation, rebuilding and reconstruction of the Northeast.
The initiative is a purpose vehicle for the rebuilding of the Boko Haram-ravaged northeast region. The president said the scheme will begin with the N25 billion Social Intervention Programme (SIP) already included in the 2016.