President Buhari approves N10B for rehabilitation of affected communities, says VP Osinbajo

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Osibajo, who is Benue on a two-day working visit, made the denial on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting at the Benue People's Government House, Makurdi.

Several communities in Benue, Taraba, Zamfara and Kaduna have suffered violent attacks in recent months as a result of conflicts between farmers and herders; as well as attacks by bandits.

The Vice President said this Osinbajo at the Abagena Internally Displaced Peoples' (IDPs) along Makurdi-Lafia road, Daily Trust reports.

WorldStage Newsonline- Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has pledged the commitment of the Federal Government to rebuild damaged communities in Benue to give a new lease of life to affected communities.

The Vice President who said his boss mandated him to ensure that the three necessities are put in place as quick as possible, appeal to traders, farmers and artisans to take advantage of the federal government's micro-credit schemes such as the anchor borrowers programme to better their lots.

"Also, we must restore the farms and farmlands so that farmers can go back to work".

"While assuring the displaced persons that their joy has come, the vice president quoted the Bible by saying, 'when weeping endures for a night, joy comet in the morning, let me assure you that your morning has come and your joy has come".

The Vice President is in Benue to assess the condition of the state following incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen.

He maintained that the faves if theIDOs showed that they really wanted to return to their homes and expressed optimism that the Vice President had come with a message of hope.

Earlier, the Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Emmanuel Shior, said a total of 175, 070, people comprising of 80, 450 children were inhabiting eight camps across the state while efforts were on to determine the number of those taking shelter in places other than approved camps.

He appealed for more deployments to enable the IDPs return to their ancestral homes.

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