Twenty houses were inaugurated for Internally Displaced Persons in Kuta, headquarters of Shiroro Local Government Area of the state by Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC, and an NGO, New Approach.
The Commission’s Managing Director, Abubakar Yelwa, said at the unveiling the unique Shelter: ‘The Rescue Village’ at Kuta that the projects would address the problems of residential accommodation among the IDPs.
He explained that the arrangements had been concluded for the construction of the 20 houses for each member state in the commission as a pilot scheme.
According to him, the aim is to provide succour to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are constantly affected by the annual flooding or bandit attacks.
The managing director further said that the ‘Rescue Villages’ would serve as second home for the victims, adding that water solar system and hospitals would be provided in the settlements.
Yelwa, therefore, commended the organization for their effort to provide soccur to IDPs, describing it as first of its kind in the country.
He said the commission would handle the sensitisation and provide security while the NAERV would provide structures and other incentives for the projects\
He explained that the commission and the New Approach Humanitarian Aid Support also donated relief items worth millions of Naira to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Shiroro LGA.