N15.8 billion Spent On Fighting Boko Haram Insurgency, Says Yobe Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam
Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has revealed that his administration has so far spent N15.8 billion on fighting Boko Haram insurgency for three years.
Gaidam made this known while receiving the House Committee Chairmen on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Emergency Disaster Preparedness (EDP) at the Government House in Damaturu.
“The immediate past federal administration failed to finance the fight effectively and fully. The state government had to deploy the meagre resources at its disposal to support the campaign in areas of payment of allowances to security operatives, procurement of vehicles, logistics, medical assistance to security operatives and vigilante groups, maintenance of vehicles, all totaling N13.7 billion.
“Government also incurred expenditures in the provision of relief materials and medical assistance to victims of insurgency, thereby bringing the amount to N15.8 billion as at the first quarter of 2017,” Gaidam said.
Chairman of House Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), Sani Zoro, said the National Assembly would ensure that monies spent on fighting insurgency, are refunded.