The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has presented its 10-year development plan to stakeholders in Gombe State.
The presentation, according to the commission, was to get inputs for the proper execution of the plan.
NEDC Managing Director, Mohammed Goni Alkali, presented the plan yesterday in Gombe during a consultative meeting with stakeholders.
Alkali, who was represented by the commission’s Director of Operations, Mohammed Maiwada, said the 10-year master plan would fast-track sustainable development of the region.
He said, “In order to come up with a robust regional master plan, we consider a consultation with stakeholders paramount towards producing a comprehensive road map.”
He said in 2021, the NEDC had conducted baseline surveys and held consultations with diverse groups and stakeholders.
According to him, the surveys were to make sure that the projects are based on the needs assessment of the relevant and critical stakeholders from the zone.
The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to restore the livelihood, social and economic development of persons affected by the insurgency.
Represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Disaster Management, Group Captain Sadiq Shehu (Rtd), the minister assured that the people of the Northeast would benefit from viable development programmes of the government.
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said the development of the master plan would yield workable and acceptable strategies that will guide NEDC’s activities in the region.