Former Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has called on the Federal Government to scale up funding of humanitarian activities and rebuilding process of the Northeast of Nigeria which was devastated by Boko Haram insurgency.
Senator Ndume made the call while speaking at the Special Edition Town Hall meeting for military and security agencies in the Northeast, held at the multi purpose hall of the Government House, Maiduguri Monday.
Ndume who represents Borno South senatorial district at the National Assembly said that ,” the FG only budgeted N45 billion for the rebuilding of the northeast compared to the international community that raised 750 million US dollars equivalent to N230 trillion , pointing out that, “if international community could raise this fund, I think the N45 billion is insufficient “.
The Senator also said there was need for synergy and coordination between the the federal, state and the Non Governmental Organisations NGOs to avoid reputation or duplication of activities and services by the NGO’s and government in their programmes.
Earlier while commending the Nigerian military for their gallantry, the Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed called on Nigerians to support and cooperate the with Military in the war against boko haram insurgents by being vigilant and report any information to the nearest severity outfits.
He said the holding of the meeting in Maiduguri was an indication that peace has return to Maiduguri.
Also in his address, Governor Kashim Shettima commended President Buhari, the military and other security agencies for liberating the state from Boko Haram occupations.
In his remarks, the Senator representing Borno North, Senator Abu Kyari called on the FG and the military to open roads and markets in the state to ease the restoration of civil authorities.