By Chioma Umeha
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that a high-powered task force is to be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari to implement a six-month Marshal Plan to rebuild the Northeast in four critical areas.
The minister explained that the Marshal Plan is to address the massive destruction of facilities in the water, health and environment sectors by Boko Haram insurgents in the three most affected states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
Prof. Adewole, disclosed this at the weekend in Maiduguri; while delivering an address on Operationalization of Saving One Million Lives Programme for Results (SOML-PFR) workshop in the Northeast.
He said the president has already approved the inauguration of a Task Force for the Northeast saying, “The task force is the sub-unit of the Presidential Committee on the Northeast.”
The Minister said that the Task force would work under the umbrella of the Presidential Initiative for the North-East which would be inaugurated by the President Muhammadu Buhari soon.