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Speaker denounces violence across the country

22 January 2016, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called for an end to violence across the country in order to reduce the level of displacements.

Dogara said this when he received a delegation from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

Federal Commissioner, Hajiya Hadiza Kangiwa, led the delegation to the National Assembly.

Dogara told the delegation the House of Representative believed in permanent solutions.

“There is this challenge that we need to tame the tide of violence that resulted in the displacement in the first place," he said.

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"I guess that is the biggest challenge we are facing. If we are able to resolve that and they go back to their communities, then we would have depopulated the camps.”

He said it had become imperative for the government to be proactive to issues related to addressing displaced persons.

“Whether we like it or not, the problem of refugees and internally displaced persons are problems that we cannot just wish away," Dogara said. 

The Speaker called on the commission to be proactive and encouraged the agency to provide basic facilities to IDPs camps.

The Boko Haram crisis has displaced more than 2 million people from their homes.

- CAJ News


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