There is an indication that Adamawa state may receive not fewer than 4,000 refugees who would be repatriated back to the country to camp in the state pending when their various communities ready to receive them.
The United Nation Agencies and Humanitarian Workers hinted this Monday in yola when the agencies paid an advocacy visit to the state House of Assembly as part of activities to mark this year Humanitarian Day.
Speaking during the visit, the chairman UN Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) Mr. Peter Ebuga said that they are expecting at least 4,000 refugees who are not indigenes of the state which will add burden on the scarce resources of the state hence the need for synergy between them and the state government especially the lawmakers to work together to positively affect the lives of the refugees.
“I have to stressed this, Adamawa occupy a significance position in the North-east, we are expecting at least about 4,000 refugees who are not Adamawa indigines but they will be kept here until their communities is liberated before the go back”
” And we know that this is going to be a burden on the scarce resources of the state and that’s why we need to work hand in hand with legislature to see how laws that can positively affect the lives of refugees and other vulnerable are passed”.
On her part, momsiri Gambo Wesley of the united nation office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (UNOCHA) appreciate the lawmakers for their supports and calls for harmonious working relationship between the lawmakers and UN agencies and other international organizations in the state.
She urged the lawmakers not to relent in their efforts of serving humanity but keep on the good work of associating themselves with the suffering of their people.