Nigeria To Hold Forum On Displaced Persons

The Federal Government is set to engage local and international stakeholders in a two-day forum on the rehabilitation and restoration of internally displaced persons in the North-Eastern part of the country.

The forum, as announced in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, is scheduled to take place next week in Maiduguri, Borno State, as part of government’s determination to bring relief, restoration and rehabilitation back to the IDPs.

According to Mr. Akande, the forum is to ensure an efficient coordination and create synergy of purpose in the humanitarian intervention efforts for the North-East, between the federal government and non-governmental organizations. Tagged “North-East Humanitarian Multi-Stakeholder Engagement. themed Coordination, Communication and Cooperation,” it is being convened by the Presidency and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

Stakeholders are expected to deliberate on a workable draft that harmonizes the joint efforts concerned with the internally displaced and Nigerian refugees in general, at the forum which is scheduled for October 27 at the Multi-Purpose Hall in the Borno State Government House.

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