The federal government has released the sum of N15 billion for the committee on the repatriation, return and resettlement of Internally Displaced Person(IDP)that are living in the Republic of Chad, Cameroon, and Niger to Nigeria.
Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum disclosed this to State House correspondents on Friday at the Presidential Villa .
He said many items will be procured so that the repatriation exercise will take immediate effect.
He said “ few months ago, the President of the Federal Republic Nigeria established a committee for the repatriation, return and resettlement of IDPs that are living in the Republic of Chad, Cameroon and Niger to Nigeria.
“Based on the recommendation of the Chairman of this committee, which is the Vice President, the sum of N15billion naira has been released to the committee. We are here to discuss the modalities for implementation; who does what. So far, so good.
“A lot has been discussed. Many items will be procured so that the repatriation exercise will take immediate effect.
Zulum disclosed that more than 300, 000 have been repatriated.
He, however said under this phase, they are yet to begin the process.
“This is the 4th Phase of the repatriation exercise we shall embark upon very soon. Guidelines were provided for respective agencies that are to handle this matter,” he added .
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