National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons has commenced talks with Borno State Government to bring back indigenes of the state from neighboring countries.
The Honourable Federal Commissioner of NCFRMI, Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed stated this in an exclusive interview with journalists shortly after a meeting with a delegation led by His Excellency, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum at the Commission’s office in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, the commission in collaboration with its development partners like United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) is geared towards creating a lasting solution to the returning refugees of Borno State and any other state in the federation.
Nigeria has the second largest number of displaced persons in Africa and Borno State with a figure of 1.8 million displaced persons is the biggest in the country.
Senator Mohammed further stressed that, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply concerned about the general wellbeing of all persons of concern in Nigeria and the neighbouring countries, and has directed that every Nigerian refugee should be returned home to a life of dignity in their states of origin.
On his part, the visiting Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum said, the reach out from the Borno State indigenes is positive and beneficial as the refuges themselves want nothing more than to come back to Nigeria as they have shown that there is no place like home for them.
The Borno State Governor then commiserated with the Commission on World Refugee Day and commended the Commissioner for his hardwork and progressive efforts in making life much better for refugees and displaced persons in Nigeria.