National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has commended the Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency for making adequate provisions for the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in the state.
According to a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary, Mr. Lambert Oparah, the Executive Secretary, Prof. Bem Angwe made the observation during a facility inspection tour of the IDPs resettlement centres in the North East noted.
“The task of resettling the IDPs requires concerted efforts by all relevant stakeholders in making life bearable for these Nigerians who found themselves in this unfortunate situation” he said.
Prof. Angwe called on other states to take a cue from Bauchi State Government which according to him has provided a novel system of integrating the IDPs within their host communities setting and giving them a sense of belonging.
He restated the commitment of the National Human Rights Commission, NEMA and other stakeholders are working collaboratively to bring relief to victims of the conflicts in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
On his part, the Permanent Secretary Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed disclosed that the IDPs were given residential plots of land with title document to enable them build their own houses.
Ahmed added that in addition to soft loans given to each household, they were provided with building materials such as zinc, roofing sheets, timber wood and cements to build their own houses.
He also disclosed that provisions for resettlement centres with facilities, such as electricity, primary schools, dispensaries and solar powered pump boreholes were put in place as well as provided employment opportunities for willing IDPs in the State.

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