About N233bn is needed to reconstruct and rehabilitate North-Eastern States ravaged by the activities of the Boko Haram sect, the Federal Government said on Tuesday. The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North-East Intervention, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma disclosed this while speaking at the opening ceremony of the North-East Humanitarian Multi-Stakeholders Engagement in Maiduguri. According to Theophilus Danjuma, represented by a member of the committee, Mohammed Danjuma, proper cooperation, coordination and communication is needed to rebuild the North-East in order to alleviate the sufferings of the Internally Displaced Persons.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, while declaring the two-day workshop opened, said, the region has suffered in no small way in the last six years. Osinbajo added that although rebuilding, restoring and rehabilitation will cost money and time, neither money nor time can fix the trauma of loss of family members, relations and friends, the shame of the raped, the scars and fears of parents of the abducted and the kidnapped.