Buhari Assures IDPs Improved Welfare, Home Return

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria[contextly_auto_sidebar id=”xI0Sm1ezjfUXNHVjEwdPTDCBCMBODQGi”]President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reinstated his promises to improve the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, and commitment to ensuring their home return as soon as possible.

The President made the assurance when he spoke at the Malkohi IDPs camp during his visit to Yola, Adamawa State.

Buhari told the displaced persons that the Boko Haram terrorists do not represent any religion, stressing that terror group is set to disintegrate Nigeria.

While describing their condition unfortunate, he urged them to remain calm, as the government was working towards returning them to their homes, saying, “the government is proactive about rebuilding your Schools, hospitals and homes”.

The Chairman of IDPs in Malkohi camp, Nicholas Samuel, thanked the Federal and State governments for coming to their aid and appealed to the President to facilitate their return to their homes.

Governor Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla of Admawa State had earlier told the President that one of the major concerns of the state government was the welfare and wellbeing of the displaced persons.

The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Sani Sidi, told the President that at present, the camp had 80 pregnant women and 175 unaccompanied children.

Meanwhile, President Buhari had decorated brave war heroes with a Purple Heart medal, an award given to troops who fought for 6 months under ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’.