The head of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, Basheer Mohammed has met with the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Nigeria, Abdulaziz Mubarak Al-Mohannadi in Abuja.
A statement signed by the NCFRMI’s Head of Media and Communication Strategy, Alkasim Abdulkadir, said the meeting sought the collaboration of the Gulf country on the reintegration of IDPs and Refugees in Nigeria and the provision of durable solutions to persons of concerns across the country.
According to the statement, the visit was part of the Commission’s drive to attract strategic assistance in ameliorating the hardship faced by people displaced by conflict in Nigeria.
In his remarks during the visit, Mr Mohammed said, “Nigeria currently has 2.4 million Internally Displaced Persons IDPs and 52,000 refugees and the goal of the Commission was to resettle and reintegrate one million refugees and IDPs in Nigeria with durable solutions in 2020”.
In his response, Ambassador Al Mohannadi said the State of Qatar was more than willing to partner with NCFRMI in resettling and reintegrating IDPs and refugees in the country.
He reassured the Commission that an assessment team would be sent out immediately to appraise the needs of vulnerable people in camps and host communities.
The statement noted that the NCFRMI plans to build prefabricated low-cost resettlement communities and establish skill acquisition centres for empowerment, in addition to the huge task of resettlement.
“The commission will additionally roll out the schools, camps, in line with international best practices of providing for vulnerable people,” the statement added.