Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured refugees in Diffa, the Niger Republic, of ongoing arrangements to return them to the country.

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum said this when a federal government delegation visited Nigerian refugees in Diffa for an on-the-spot assessment and to assure them of efforts being made to repatriate them.


A statement Tuesday by the media aide of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, Nneka Anibeze, quoted Zulum as assuring the internally displaced persons in Niger Republic of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to ensuring their safe return to Nigeria.

The team also met with officials from the Nigerien government led by Governor Isa Lameen of Diffa region and toured an ongoing construction of 1000 temporary shelter units and 280 refugee housing units in Damasak town located on the fringes of the Nigerien border.

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