Humanitarian Affairs Ministry Cordinates Safety of IDPs in North-East
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development has assured the Nigerian Military of its readiness to coordinate all the needed humanitarian interventions to ensure the safety and return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East.
Its Minister, Hajia Sadia Umar Farouk gave the assurance on Thursday during a “Two Day Seminar on Evaluating the National Security Challenges in Nigeria and the Way Forward”.
The summit was organised by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, University of Abuja.
The Minister, who was the special guest of honour, said her Ministry has gotten a nod from the president to identify the challenges and see that places that are ravaged with insurgency are safe for return of displaced persons through massive humanitarian assistants.
According to her, “Mr President has given us an assignment. We are working with State Governors, as well as agencies saddled with the responsibility of recovery and development,” to bring back succour and the needed support for them to return to their communities and establish themselves fully.
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai urged the participants to provide appropriate inputs to drive the provisions of the national security strategy at the operational, as well as the tactical levels.
Buratai, said it is pertinent to constantly examine and analyse the issue of insecurity in order to proffer solutions in containing them due to ever changing and transmuting nature of security issue and threat.
He, however, commended the National Army Resource Centre and the Department of Political Science, Abuja for collaborating and bringing stakeholders together for the summit to review the security situation and come up with modalities and steps to contain the development.