President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja inaugurated members of the Governing Board of the North East Development Commission.
Buhari inaugurated the board members shortly before the commencement of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
He told the members to commence the process of resettlement and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons to their original homes or their new communities to bring social cohesion in the North East.
According to him, the inauguration of the commission is in fulfillment of the promise he made to the people of the North East.
Buhari said the gesture was in appreciation of the massive electoral support he received from the zone in 2015 and 2019 that encouraged him to inaugurate the board.
He told the board to shift focus from humanitarian assistance as soon as possible in all relevant areas to developmental and infrastructural projects, including reconstruction of roads, houses, educational institutions and business premises destroyed by Boko Haram.
The President also urged the board members to work out strategies to key into the African Development Bank’s Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones initiative.