Dangiwa reiterates FG’s commitment to Pulaaku Initiative

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa has stated that the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the successful implementation of the Pulaaku initiative to make a substantial difference in the lives of those who are internally displaced as a result of banditry and other forms of violence.

The Minister made this known when he received a delegation from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) on a visit to his office 

Recall that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed Dangiwa the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the implementation of the Pulaaku Initiative, a large-scale resettlement programme aimed at addressing the root causes of farmers-herders conflicts and fostering national unity in seven states of the Country.

The Minister stated that the provision of 7,000 housing units across the seven states attests to the collective determination to foster resilient and stable communities.

 “This initiative embodies the spirit of compassion, solidarity, and inclusivity, values integral to our vision of a prosperous and harmonious society”, he said.

The Minister embraced a partnership with the Refugees Commission,  noting that with its input, the Pulaaku Initiative would achieve greater success as the target beneficiaries of the program falls directly within their mandate; “You know where they are, you have all the relevant information about them”, he added.

He also expressed optimism that the synergy with the Commission, leveraging respective strengths would ensure that the Pulaaku Initiative achieves its objectives and create a brighter future for all those affected by displacement and violence.

On his part, the Federal Commissioner, NCFRMI, Aliyu Tijjani Ahmed, commended the Housing Minister as the Chairman of the Steering Committee to implement the Pulaaku project.

While he decried the alarming rate of 6.1 million registered displaced persons in the country, he informed the Minister of their efforts in providing shelter for the internally displaced persons in some states like Zamfara, Nasarawa, Maiduguri, Kano and Edo State.

The Commissioner further appealed for a collaboration with the Honourable Minister as the chairman of the steering committee for the Pulaaku initiative to provide a lasting solution that would address the predicament of the IDPs.

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