A retired Air Force Officer, Squadron Leader Aminu Bala, has called for the creation of a Ministry for the Rehabilitation of the insurgency-ravaged North East region.
Speaking during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday, he proposed that the ministry would undertake the massive rehabilitation of the north eastern parts of Nigeria which had been totally devastated by the activities of insurgency, Boko Haram.
”The advocated ministry can be likened to the Ministry of Niger Delta, which was created by the Federal Government to take care of the environmental devastation of the Niger Delta area due to oil exploration related problems.
”The ministry would also help to counter the menace of poverty and unemployment in the region to reduce their consequences.
”An idle mind is the devil’s workshop and providing more employment opportunities for the people of the area would go a long way to reduce youth restiveness,” he added.