You won’t believe how many Nigerians are currently living as refugees
It turned out that about two million Nigerians lived as refugees outside their homes and communities.
This is due to terrorist activities in the North-East, banditry and other forms of criminal activity in the North-West and in other parts of the country.
Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Relief and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk told State Chamber correspondents on Thursday after he led a delegation during a thank-you visit to President Muhammad Bukhari at the State House in Abuja.
Answering questions from reporters, the minister spoke about the level of disorder caused by the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.
In carrying out its mandates, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has done everything possible to ensure that the needs of all internally displaced persons (IDPs) in different parts of the country are met, she said.
“Today, the country is home to over two million displaced persons. Starting with displaced persons due to the uprising, armed banditry, urban clashes and so on.
“The ministry’s mandate is to ensure the effective exchange of information on national and international humanitarian action, education and strategic disaster response, and the development and implementation of policies and programs aimed at social protection and the integration of our citizens.
“So the ministry is doing everything it can to ensure that displaced people in this country receive the support they need to support their livelihoods, rebuild their homes in disaster areas and settle those who have left their places in search. shelters provided their communities can return safely.
This is what we are working on and we hope to achieve the desired result, ”he said.
He said he invited others to visit the president to thank him for the attention and priority his administration has given to citizens living with disabilities, recalling that it is the current administration that pays so much attention to people with disabilities. …
In your opinion “Today is a very important day for us and for the disabled community. We are here for a grateful visit to the President. First, for support in solving the problems of people with disabilities in this country.
“Do you remember that in January 2019, the President approved a bill prohibiting and discriminating against people with disabilities in this country. This was the first milestone. The President also kindly appointed the President, Board Members and Executive Secretary of the National Disability Commission.
“So this is a visit to show our gratitude and commitment to the administration of President Muhammad Bukhari.
“This was followed by the fulfillment of the president’s campaign promise to the disabled community, in which he promised to sign a Disability Act when he boarded.
“This was done, a commission was created. So, the next step for Mr. President is to issue an executive order to enforce this law, especially in the access zone, where most of our public and private buildings are not very friendly to people with disabilities.
“So, this is an appeal that we have addressed to Mr. President, and we hope that he will order public and private buildings in this country to comply with this provision.
“Another issue is funding, and the president said the commission will be adequately funded to enable them to achieve their desired goals of giving disability worthy attention in this country,” he said.