Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum was in Kaga Local Government Area, in the northern part of Borno State at which, he directed the construction of 100 shops and 1.3 km road network.
Of the 100 shops, Ngamdu and Benishiekh are to have 50 shops each, while Beneshiekh being headquarters of the council and more populated, will get 1.3-kilometre road network. He also directed reconnection of Ngamdu town with the national grid, for power supply.
The state ministry of reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement are to commence the shops as directed by the governor.
Before the new projects, Zulum inspected the ongoing construction of 500 housing estate in Ngamdu, 1.75 km road network in Benishek and another 500 housing estate in Auno located in Konduga.
Addressing newsmen, the Governor explained that the housing projects were being fast-tracked so that persons displaced by insurgent violence could quickly be allocated permanent homes.
The government intends to construct 4,000 houses in 2020, Zulum noted, to resettle more displaced persons.
Alongside issues of IDP resettlement, Zulum also announced, his administration will embark on urban renewal projects targeting Kaga, Damboa, Monguno, Ngala, Dikwa local government areas.
Meanwhile, Governor Zulum before leaving Ngamdu town in Kaga LGS constituted a committee of elders and stakeholders with the mandate to reopen schools in Ngamdu.