Insurgency: It will cost N9.2trn to rehabilitate North East zone- Ndume

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Immediate past Senate Leader, Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) has revealed that it will cost N9.2 trillion to rehabilitate the North East geopolitical zone ravaged by insurgency.
The senator who expressed worry that his homestate of Borno is the most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
Addressing Journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, Ndume who is also contesting for the position of Senate President in the Ninth Assembly, described his state as a failed state.
According to him, the zone would need someone like him to be the Next Senate President in order to bring back the state to where things will work, adding that at the moment, there is no telephone, no light, no functional schools in his local government.
He also insisted that he would not step down for Ahmad Lawan, the endorsed candidate for the position of Senate President.
He said: “The insurgency has inflicted N9.2 trillion destruction on the North East. And you need somebody who knows where it pinches. We in Borno are in the epicenter of the Book Haram destruction. So it is not like what you will get from the Office of the Senate President but what you can do with it. If you are the Senate President in this country, you will be able to globetrot around, tell people how the problem is becauseb you are in the heart of the problem. You know how it is.
“So, if this opportunity is given to us, we have three critical issues in Borno particularly and and the North East in general.
“One is the issue of recharging of Lake Chad, which should be taken globally by somebody that knows it, somebody that can explain better to the people. Two, the issue of insurgence as I said, had inflicted a N2.7 … Read More...