Abuja - The House of Representatives has
mandated a number of committees to initiate urgent measures to relocate some
Nigerians taking refuge in Cameroon.
The Committees mandated in line with the resolution of
the Federal Government are those on Foreign Affairs, Diaspora and internally
displaced persons (IDPS).
The House also charged National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) to put necessary accommodation facilities in place for the
The development follows a motion sponsored by
legislator Nuhu Mohammed Sherif.
He lamented that IDPs faced hardships in the squalid
refugee camps in Cameroon.
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He urged the legislature to intervene to ameliorate the
plights of Nigerians who were victims of terrorist attacks and sought refuge in
the neighboring country.
"If timely action is not taken, most of them will
die from outbreaks of epidemic and starvation," the lawmaker said.
Another member, Mojeed Alabi, said NEMA should also cater
for citizens seeking refuge outside Nigeria.
"The should not to be confused by the term 'internally displaced'
persons. It captures even Nigerians who are displaced but not within the
country," Alabi said.
- CAJ News