The Federal Government has approved the establishment of a database for Internally Displaced Persons IDPs across the country.
The House of Representatives Committee Chairman on IDPs and Refugees, Mr Muhammad Jega disclosed this at the budget defence of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs, on Thursday in Abuja.
Jega said that President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Oct 11 while expressing the federal governments desire to have comprehensive records of all IDPs, wherever they are located, adding that it will help to keep their records so as to properly cater for them.
Sen. Basheer Mohammed, the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs, said that paucity of funds had hindered the commission from performing optimally.
Mohammed disclosed that the commission received N500 million as allocation, to service the 36 states of the federation, pointing out that at the moment there were 2.5 million displaced Nigerians in over 200 camps across the country.