President Buhari says his government is working on programmes to address the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria.
He said this at the High-Level Summit on “Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants” during the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, a press release by the President’s Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, indicates.
The President highlighted the programs which include, the Presidential Intervention Committee on Rehabilitation of the North-East, the Victims Support Fund, the Safe Schools Initiative and the proposed North-East Development Commission before the house.
“We are making concerted efforts to meet our citizens’ immediate humanitarian needs by reducing their risk and vulnerability and increasing their resilience through vocational training and skills acquisition programmes, particularly for IDPs in camps,” he said.
The President also touched on the over 600,000 Nigeria’s displaced externally by the Boko Haram attacks. He points out that “Nigeria in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, recently hosted a regional conference on displacement of persons within the framework of Regional Protection Dialogue on the Lake Chad Basin,” the PR reads.