The resettlement and comfort of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) will remain a top priority of the Federal Government, President Muhammadu Buhari said in Abuja on Monday.
He made the declaration after receiving briefing by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Ezekiel Oyebola Oyemomi at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the well-being of about 1.5 million people displaced by the insurgency in the North-East must always be uppermost in the minds of those in government.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, therefore directed the ministry to always be mindful of the pathetic circumstances of the IDPs, and factor them into proposals for next year’s Budget.
“You must help to improve their situation,” the President told the Permanent Secretary and his team of officials.
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