ABUJA — United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr. Martin Grifftihs has lauded the approach by the Borno State Government to ensure the safe return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their ancestral homes.
He stated this in Abuja when he led a delegation to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Hajia S Umar Farouq, noted that it is highly effective.
“I am convinced that the approach that we saw both in the field and the meeting with the Governor to get into that point to return people to their home and stability is effective to me, a responsive one and which we are part,” he said.
The UN Envoy had told the Minister that he had visited Borno to assess the Humanitarian situation, reiterating United Nations commitment towards helping the Nigerian Government return persons of concern to their homes in dignity and respect.
In her remarks, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq said government remains committed to addressing their plights.
The Minister added that the government is supporting them with skills and durable solutions even in camps to be self-reliant.
“The problem is very enormous. Every year I see this as I go to the field it’s disheartening. We hope this insecurity ends so that everyone can be returned to their homes and normal lives in safety and dignity,” she said.