Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday, assured victims of Boko Haram attacks in Adamawa State of the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to rid the country of terrorists. He urged them not to lose hope.
“Everyday, the President is thinking about you. That is why he sent me to come and see, take notes, to understand what is going on, to hear from you, so that I can report to him for positive action. That is why I am here,” Osinbajo told the IDPs in Adamawa. The VP has been on a tour of states hard hit by Boko Haram insurgency.
“He asks me to say to you that there is hope, great hope, that the Federal Government under his leadership will ensure everything is done to provide for you and resettle you back to you homes, your work, your businesses and your places of worship.
“But you have to be patient. As you know, the government has very little money. We are running after all the money everywhere, so that we use it to serve you.”
Osinbajo also stated that the Federal Government will rid territories recovered from Boko Haram of landmines and other form of explosives, noting that it was a very important step in achieving the primary objective of rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons back to their homes.
He explained that terrorists “plant landmines and other form of explosives making it difficult for people to resettle and that is why it is absolutely important for us that the farmlands are swept clean of mines and explosives. That is a matter we shall take seriously.”
The vice president also assured the government of Adamawa State that the administration of President Buhari was committed to assisting them rebuild and reconstruct affected parts of the state.