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FEDERAL government has assured refugees in Diffa, Niger Republic, of ongoing arrangements to return them to the country.
According to a statement signed yesterday by the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, NnekaIkemAnibeze, the Borno State Governor, BabaganaZulum, stated this when a federal government delegation visited the refugees in Diffa for an on-the-spot assessment and to assure them of efforts being made to repatriate them.
Zulum was accompanied by the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs, NCFRMI, Senator BasheerGarba Mohammed, and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, HajiyaSadiya Umar Farouq, who was represented by the Director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ali Grema.
During the visit, Zulum assured Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the Republic of Niger of President MuhammaduBuhari’s commitment to ensure their safe return to Nigeria and their reintegration into the society.
The team also met with officials from the Nigerien government led by Governor Isa Lameen of Diffa region and toured an ongoing construction of 1,000 temporary shelter units and 280 refugee housing units in Damasak town located on the fringes of the Nigerien border.

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