The Vice President, professor Yomi Osinbajo has assured the Internally Displaced Persons,IDPs, currently taking refuge in different camps in Nasarawa state of the federal government’s commitment in ensuring that they return to their respective country homes.
Vice President Osinbajo gave the assurance yesterday when he visited IDPs camp in Awe Local Government Council of Nasarawa State in order to ascertain the their current situations at the camps.
According to him, “I have come to see and hear exactly what is the real situation on ground in the various IDPs camps.
The aim is to bring about lasting peace and comfort. To make sure you return to your homes and be secured.”
Osinbajo continued, “President Buhari has assigned me to come and look at what plan to be done so that you can go back home to embark on your normal activities. Living in IDPS camp is not the best. Children cannot go to school and your businesses are down. My reason of coming here is to ensure that you will go back to your respective home soon.
The vice president further informed the IDPS that relief materials would soon be released in order to give them comfort; added that the federal government has put in place measures to make sure peace returned to Nasarawa and Benue states.
Also in his welcome address, Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura stated that the visit of the vice president has given the people of the state hope and liberation.
His words, “I heartily welcome you to the state. Your visit will go a long way to give the IDPS, security operatives and traditional rulers the hope. The people who you see here today have been affected by the ugly crisis that erupted recently in the southern parts of the state as a result of the anti-grazing law passed in Benue state. This crisis has forced over 25,000 people out of their homes in Nasarawa. I call on the federal government to provide security operatives to safe guard the displaced persons.”
Almakura added that the state government adopted proactive measures toward curtailing the effect of IDPS by providing camps and relief materials to over 25,000 displaced persons and wondered why people take fire arms against their fellow human beings.
He also urged the federal government to evolve strategies that will bring lasting solution to the crisis. culled from www.saharareporters.com
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