Refugee Commission, Borno Govt Collaborate To Bring Back Indigenes

June 23, 2020
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The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has commenced talks with the Borno State government to bring back indigenes of the state from neighbouring countries.

The federal commissioner of NCFRMI, Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed stated this in an exclusive interview with select journalists shortly after a meeting with a delegation of Borno State government led by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum at the Commission’s office in Abuja, recently.

According to him, the commission in collaboration with its development partners like United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR) is geared towards creating a lasting solution to the returning refugees
of Borno State and any other state in the federation.

“The Commission will do everything possible to bring back the indigenes of Borno State from our neighbouring countries in accordance with International Humanitarian Law as we seek to put everything in place for an easy reintegration and rehabilitation back to safer communities for them,” Senator Mohammed added.

“Nigeria has the second largest number of displaced persons in Africa and Borno State with a figure of 1.8 million displaced persons is the biggest in the country. Therefore, this means a lot to the government to bring back home the concerned persons to a life of dignity and prosperity”, the federal commissioner further stated.

He stressed that, President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply concerned about the general well being of
all persons of concern in Nigeria and the neighbouring countries, and has directed that every Nigerian refugee should be returned home to a life of dignity in their states of origin..

The Borno State governor commiserated with the Commission on World Refugee Day and commended the commissioner for his hard work and progressive efforts in making life much better for refugees and
displaced persons in Nigeria.

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