The Federal Government says over 40 percent of teachers have been wiped out over the last twelve years in the North-East as a result of insecurity.

The government also said that about $80b (about N31.35 trillion) would be required to effectively transform the Boko Haram-ravaged region.

Mohammed Alkali, the managing director of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), stated this at a briefing organised by the Presidential Media Team, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the commission would source about 80 percent of the development funds from the private sector and global donors, including development partners.

The commission which was created in 2017, with its headquarters in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, is an intervention agency established to receive funds for the development of the region, consisting of six states – Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe, with a total of 112 local government areas.

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