Safe return of displaced Nigerians by insurgency in North-East an emergency, says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Written by on March 9, 2022

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that the safe return of Nigerians displaced by the insurgency in the North-East from Cameroon, Niger and Chad will be treated as an emergency assignment.

Professor Osinbajo stated this on Monday at the first meeting of the Presidential Committee on the Repatriation, Returns and Resettlement of Displaced Persons in the North-East.

On the task ahead of the Committee, Osinbajo urged members to carry out the assignment with every sense of urgency, noting that the President wanted a committee with wide representation in order to be inclusive, and to be able to deliver, taking into account all the issues.

Prof. Osinbajo noted that while the committee will work with existing frameworks in the management of the issues, ongoing efforts to facilitate the return of displaced persons to their communities must continue unhindered.

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