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NGO Constructs 100 Borehole For Borno IDPs

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BY FRANCIS OKOYE, Maiduguri –

The Foundation For Refugee Economic Empowerment (FREE), a nongovernmental Organisation (NGO) has launched 100 borehole for Returnee internally Displaced persons (IDPs) at various local government areas of Borno State.

According to the project manager of FREE, Hajiya Nana Bulama Bukar, some of the areas that the NGO drilled boreholes includes: 10 borehole in Bama, 10 in Banki, 10 in Baga, 5 in Damboa, 5 in Konduga, 10 in Munguno, 7 in Mobbar, 10 in Gamboru Ngala, 6 in Mafa, 6 in Jere, Maiduguri metropolitan got 11 while Kareto got 3 boreholes.

Hajiya Bukar, made the disclosure yesterday in Maiduguri while launching the 100th borehole sanked by FREE at Sheraton New City, in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

She said the organisation which is registered in 2015 in Nigeria and the United Kingdom seeks to provide humanitarian assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities, adding that its source of funding is individual donations.

“The vision of this 100 boreholes project started on 14th March 2017, which I thought with the available resources at that time, it is not going to be achievable. With support from our donors and effective utilisation of financial resources by our team; including volunteers, we are today launching number (100) hundred borehole.

“On this note, I will like to thank our team that worked tirelessly with limited resources in achieving this Noble objective. We equally appreciate the level of support and cooperation provided by various local governments, community leaders and security agencies,” Hajiya Nana Bulama Bukar said.

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