FEC approves new policy for IDPs


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new National Policy for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq,  disclosed this when she briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the cabinet meeting  at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

According to the minister, the policy as a milestone in government’s determination to bring succour to displaced persons.

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, presented a memo for the approval of a draft national policy on internally displaced persons in Nigeria.

“I must say that today is a great day for the ministry and the government because this administration has reached another milestone for the purpose of internally displaced persons,” Farouq said.

“The National Policy on Internal Displacements provides a platform for all relevant actors in the humanitarian and development space to key in and contribute towards a common goal,” the minister added.

According to the Minister, the overall goal of the policy is to strengthen the institutional mechanism and frameworks for the realization of the rights, dignity and wellbeing of vulnerable populations through the mitigation of impact and achievement of durable solutions to internal displacements.

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