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Succour for IDPs Remains One of Our Top Priorities – Buhari 


President Muhammadu Buhari[President Muhammadu Buhari]

State House Press Release – The resettlement and comfort of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) will remain a top priority of the Federal Government, President

Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja.

Speaking after a briefing by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Ezekiel Oyebola Oyemomi, President Buhari said that the well-being of about 1.5 million people displaced by the insurgency in the North-East must always be uppermost in the minds of those in government.

The President, therefore, directed the ministry to always be mindful of the pathetic circumstances of the IDPs, and factor them into proposals for next year’s Budget.

“You must help to improve their situation,” the President told the Permanent Secretary and his team of officials.

Dr Oyemomi briefed President Buhari on the activities of his Ministry as well as the Ministry’s successes and the challenges.

He asked for improved funding for the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in the 2016 budget.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

August 17, 2015

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