Killings: Buhari okays N10bn for Benue, others' repairs

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Osinbajo disclosed this at the Abagena Internally Displaced Peoples' (IDPs) along Makurdi-Lafia road during his two-day visit to Benue State which commenced yesterday.

The Vice President assured the IDPs that government would not renege on its responsibility of providing security to them.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N10bn for the rehabilitation of communities destroyed during recent attacks in Benue State and other states.

He also added farmlands will be restored, as well as security re-inforcement. The people want to go back home.

The vice president also sang with the children at the camp assuring them there is hope.

"The money is not only for Benue but for all places that were destroyed across the country", Osinbajo stressed.

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VP Osinbajo further said that the president had already made available N10billion to rebuild all the destroyed property in all the areas that were affected by the crisis.

Osinbajo, who arrived in Benue on Tuesday afternoon, visited the IDP camps and met with various groups in the state. All your sufferings us only the beginning of good things to come in your lives.

"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".

He encouraged the people of the state to organize themselves to benefit from the micro credits for women and artisans as well as the Anchor-Borrowers program of the Federal Government.

The Vice President is in Benue State to access the state which has been faced with a humanitarian crisis which is a sequel to incessant attacks that has resulted in the killings of many.

The vice president who is the chairman of the board of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will be interacting with the iDPs and inspect facilities following reports of over crowding and poor living conditions in the camps.

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