200 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have received a two-bedroom bungalow each, constructed under an existing partnership with the state Agency for Community and Social Development (YSACSD) in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.
The YSACSD Project Officer, Mr Maisaje Yusufari made this known to the journalist on Wednesday in Buni Yadi.
Mr Yusufari said the agency supported 30 IDPs in Dadingel, 30 in Bulturam, 40 in Buni Gari, 20 in Ngaburawa, 50 in Buni Yadi, and 30 in Goniri communities.
He explained that the groups contribute five per cent for every project and communities contribute 10 per cent while the agency supports the projects with 95 per cent for the group and 90 per cent for community projects.
Some beneficiaries of the partnership said that the initiative had greatly enhanced their resettlement and recovery in their respective communities.
An IDP, Malam Yusuf Ahmed who fled Buni Yadi to Damaturu said his house was razed while he was away and had nowhere to put his family when he returned but was supported by the agency to build a two-bedroom bungalow.
Another Beneficiary, Abdu Musa said “in view of our situation and the opportunity given to us by the agency, we wasted no time in constructing the houses.
Also, 209 blind men and women have been supported with funds to procure walking sticks and talking watches.
Leader of the visually impaired person in Buni Yadi, Mai Yaskuma said the collapsible sticks guide them for easy movements while the talking watches give them the idea as to the time of the day.