High commissioner reveals plan to prirotise welfare of IDPs

The federal government has revealed plans to relocate all the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to a more secured and comfortable place of abode.

Federal High Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI), Senator Basheer G. Muhammed, made this known Saturxay in Abuja, after an inspection of the living conditions of some IDPs at Durumi camp in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Senator Muhammed, who celebrated his 53rd birthday at the IDP camp assured that the mandate if his commission is to ensure welfare of the IDPs among others.

The Federal High Commissioner told the over 3,000 persons at the Durumi’s camp that “Government is trying very hard and soon, they will be out of here.

“My family and friends thought we should come here and be with our people and I thank the Almighty Allah for His blessings.

“I am here today to celebrate this day with my friends here at Durumi IDPs camp and to surround myself with inspirational people who have shown great resilience.

“Since I took office, I have seen first hand that the faith of IDPs remains resolute and their faces are always full of smiles — even as they face this difficult and sometimes uncertain time in their lives.

“I would like to thank the President of the Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for giving me this opportunity to work and share the next four years in this position.l with these beautiful people In Sha Allah.

“As we strive to make their lives that much easier and as they prepare to integrate back into their various communities, we will continue to do our utmost best for all of them,” he stated.

Speaking earlier, the Public Relations Officer of the camp, Umar Gola while thanking the commission for its kind gestures, tasked the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammed Bello to reconsider the ban on Motorcycle operators as it has negative impact on the operators who are mostly in the camp.

“We have over 600 young men who are doing motorcycle business in the town. But with the ban, i thing we are creating more insurgency for our people because we will not have work for them.

“we are pleading with the honourable Minister of the FCT to have a re-think about this policy and help especially our young men who are in this business to get livelihood for their families.” Gola pleaded.

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