Government prioritises plight of IDPs

Boko Haram displaced persons

Boko Haram displaced persons

by AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has assured internally displaced persons (IDPs) of government’s continued support.

He said the resettlement and comfort of IDPs would remain a top priority of the Federal Government.

According to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari stated this after a briefing by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Ezekiel Oyebola Oyemomi.

According to Adesina, President Buhari said that the well-being of about 1,5 million people displaced by the insurgency in the North-East must always be uppermost in the minds of those in government.

He said the President directed the ministry to always be mindful of the pathetic circumstances of the IDPs, and factor them into proposals for next year’s Budget.

“You must help to improve their situation,” the President told the Permanent Secretary and his team.

Oyemomi briefed President Buhari on the activities of his Ministry as well as the Ministry’s successes and the challenges.

He asked for improved funding for the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in the 2016 budget.

– CAJ News

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