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Vice President Osinbajo Goes To Boko Haram’s Door-Mouth, Consoles Wounded Soldiers, Civilians, Displaced People

Osinbajo in Yola
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has gone into the red zone of the Boko Haram’s dangerous activities, consoling wounded soldiers, civilian victims in hospitals and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.
The Vice President, who was in Maiduguri yesterday, entered Yola, Capital of Adamawa state today, delivering a message of hope from President Muhammadu Buhari to the people in the zone.
Professor Osinbajo was accompanied to Yola by the Governor of Adamawa State, Senator Bindow Jubrilla and other dignitaries.
The Vice President also took time off to pay a courtesy call on the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, who expressed delight in the readiness of the Buhari presidency to confront the insurgency crisis in the state and other parts of the North East.
Vice President Osinbajo told the IDPs in the NYSC camp and terrorism patients at the Federal Medical Center, both in Yola that President Buhari’s resolve to end terrorist insurgency in the North East, and restore the livelihood of Nigerians who have been badly affected by it is none negotiable.
He told the victims: “everyday, everyday the President is thinking about you. That is why he sent me. To come and see, take notes, to understand what is going on, to hear from you, so that I can report to him for positive action. That is why I am here.
“He asks me to say to you that there is hope, great hope. That the federal government under his leadership will ensure everything is done to provide for you and resettle you back to you homes, your work, your businesses and your places of worship.”
Professor Osinbajo asked the people to be patient.
“But you have to be patient, you have to be patient. As you know, the government has very little money. We are running after all the money everywhere, so that we use it to serve you.”
Vice President Osinbajo said that the Federal Government will take seriously the need to sweep off land mines and other forms of explosives from farmlands in territories recently recovered from insurgents.
At the Bajabure NYSC Orientation camp in Damare area of Girei Local Government Council of Adamawa State, the Vice President observed that the task of de-mining affected farmlands in the recovered areas ravaged by insurgency would receive utmost priority of government, as it is a very important step in achieving the primary objective of rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons back to their homes.
Professor Osinbajo explained the seriousness of the situation, adding that terrorists had planted land mines and other forms of explosives , making it difficult for people to resettle “and that is the reason why it is absolutely important for us that the farmlands are swept clean of mines and explosives. That is a matter we shall take seriously, that is de-mining of farm lands”
On the issue of unemployment, and poverty in Adamawa State, the Vice President said that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is specifically concerned with these major problems, saying that the Federal Government’s cardinal campaign promises is that the poor in this country must not be left behind and must not be forgotten.
He reiterated the commitment of President Buhari towards the alleviation of poverty among the masses, promising that Government has made it a high priority.
Meanwhile, during his interaction with about 2,100 internally displaced persons being accommodated in the camp, the Vice President informed them that because President Buhari was concerned about their welfare and the general condition in the camp, he had instructed him to visit them and to find out how they were coping. He assured them of government’s readiness to rebuild their homes, places of worship, markets, schools and provide other necessary infrastructures which would enable them settle down to normal life in their communities when they return home.
Professor Osinbajo assured the government of Adamawa State that the administration of President Buhari was committed to assisting them rebuild and reconstruct affected parts of the State. [myad]

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