Nigeria Moves To Repatriate 322,000 Refugees From Cameroon, Niger, Chad

The federal authorities is ready to repatriate a complete of 322,000 Nigerian refugees at the moment residing in neighbouring nations such because the Niger Republic, Cameroon and Chad.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, acquired a draft Tripartite Agreement for the voluntary repatriation.

Nigeria Moves To Repatriate 322,000 Refugees From Cameroon, Niger, Chad 2

This was disclosed in an announcement issued by Farouq’s particular assistant on media, Nneka Anibeze.

The draft was submitted to the minister by the Technical Working Group on the repatriation of Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon, NAN stories.

The draft, after its ratification, would kick-start preparations for the repatriation of refugees from the Republic of Niger and Chad.

Farouq, after receiving the draft famous {that a} whole of 322,000 Nigerian refugees had been at the moment residing in neighbouring nations.

“Out of the figures, the Republic of Niger currently hosts 186,957 refugees; the Republic of Cameroon has 118,409 while 16,634 refugees are in the Republic of Chad.

“With a large number of refugees in Niger, Chad and Cameroon, the federal government has officially initiated talks with the governments of Chad and Niger to sign tripartite agreements similar to the one we have with the Republic of Cameroon.

“I am happy to inform you that we already have a draft copy of the Tripartite Agreement for Voluntary Repatriation of Nigerian Refugees in Niger and Chad Republics,” she stated.

The Federal Commissioner on the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Iman Suleiman-Ibrahim, thanked the minister for the arrogance reposed in her.

Suleiman-Ibrahim sought the cooperation of all companions in efforts to convey again the refugees in security and dignity.

“Part of the governance infrastructure for carrying out this exercise includes that of the Borno Government and some selected Federal Government’s MDAs as well as the UNHCR, our invaluable Technical partners.

“It goes without saying that we need to work in synergy to ensure a successful voluntary repatriation in line with the Presidential directive,” Suleiman-Ibrahim stated.

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