Former minister of defence, Theophilus Danjuma, and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to lead the presidential committee to rehabilitate infrastructure and resettle internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east.
According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the committee would be inaugurated soon.
Speaking on Friday at the state house, Abuja, in response to a goodwill message delivered to him by Women In Politics Forum (WIPF), President Muhammadu Buhari announced that all forms of assistance and aid in this respect generated locally and from foreign countries as promised by the group of seven of industrialised countries,G7 will be channeled through the committee when it is inaugurated.
He said that he had compiled a list of damaged infrastructure,including schools and bridges and handed it to the leaders of the G7 and the United States.
The president acknowledged the case made by the WIPF for better representation of women in his government and assured that women would fare very well in the composition of parastatals and their boards in the first quarter of this year. He also defended the records of the administration in response to criticism that it is slow, arguing that steps must taken with caution to avoid mistakes.