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,"
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