Housing & DevelopmentPhilanthropyReligionCatholic Bishop of Yola Diocese Construct 86 Housing Units For IDPs


The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza has inspected the ongoing 43 blocks of 86 semi-detached housing units for Internally Displaced Person situated at Sangere-Margi in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa state.

The project is expected to be commission in April 2021 has a Church, Mosque, School, Healthcare Center, and a Market.

Beneficiaries of the housing scheme are IDPs and their families who have been camped at Saint Theresa Catholic Church Jimeta for over 5 years.

The gesture by Bishop Mamza has broken the stereotype that one has to be a politician before embarking on programmes and policies that will have a direct impact on the lives of the people.

Inspecting the project, Bishop Dami Mamza who expressed delight with the pace of work, said what remains is a painting of few houses.

“I find it necessary to build a Church and Mosque, among the Internally Displaced Persons at Saint Theresa Camp there are also Muslims.

“The project is based on humanitarian reason and it will also solve the problem of accommodation faced by the IDPs, as they would own the houses permanently”, Mamza said.

He stated that the church camp the displaced persons since 2014 and lauded the effort of different organizations particularly mission in Germany who contributed heavily to the project.

Mamza called on Government, local and international organizations to assist the displaced persons so as to improve their livelihood.

“The North East Development Commission (NEDC) to as a matter of urgency build temporary houses for the displaced persons, I see no reason why IDPs are still in Government camps as the resources are there”, he lamented.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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