Fed Govt, Zamfara Collaborate On IDPs Resettlement


Zamfara State Governor Alhaji Bello Matawalle has said he is determined to collaborate with the National Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to resettle all IDPs in the state.

The Director-General, Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications to the Governor, Alhaji Yusuf Idris made the disclosure in a statement made available to reporters in Gusau on Sunday.

According to the statement, the governor stated this while hosting the National Commissioner for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Hajiya Iman Suleiman, who visited him at the Government House, Gusau.

Governor Matawalle said his administration will continue to support vulnerable people.

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He assured that he will collaborate with the commission to resettle all the affected communities in the state to appropriate places through the state Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.

He added that the humanitarian activities of his administration are designed to carter for the internally displaced persons who are affected by the activities of bandits in the state.

The governor also promised to protect the lives and properties of all citizens.

Hajia Suleiman said she was in Zamfara to flag off the distribution of relief materials to the state IDPs and to intimate the governor of her commission’s preparedness to commence construction of resettlement city that will be utilised by all displaced communities.

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