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Relocation Of IDPs To Homelands Concluded

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and its federal counterpart, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have concluded plan to relocate some internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the state capital Maiduguri to their hometowns.

Speaking after a courtesy visit on Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, the Chairman of BOSEMA, Engr. Ahmed Satomi said arrangements have been concluded for the building of IDPs camps in Bama, Monguno, Dikwa, Konduga and Damboa to facilitate the relocation of the displaced persons from already overpopulated Maiduguri.

He said the state government was ready to work in colaberation with the federal government particularly NEMA to see that most of the facilities especially schools in Maiduguri, presently accommodating IDPs, are free to return to their original use.

Satomi said he was in NEMA office to seek areas of further assistance to the displaced persons, noting that the federal government especially NEMA has been of tremendous help to the state in the care of the victims of Boko Haram insurgency.

He restated the state government commitment to get students back to school very soon and as such the need to relocate the IDPs from some of the schools that are serving as camps for the displaced persons.

He however said the return of the whole internally displaced persons in Maiduguri to their homelands will depend on the advise of the military but insisted that some towns are already cleared for displaced persons to move back.

The Northeast Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mohammed Kannar told the BOSEMA chairman that his agency remains committed "to returning over a million IDPs we have in Maiduguri to their homes."

He assured that: "We will do everything in our power to see that the IDPs in the camps have all necessary provisions to get them resettled when the time comes."

He appealed to Borno state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima to get BOSEMA all the needed equipment and manpower to function efficiently.

Kanar said: "SEMA has worked in so many states and definitely it can work in Borno."

He said: "NEMA and SEMA need to work in synergy especially as the challenges ahead is massive and need all hands to be on deck."

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The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and its federal counterpart, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have concluded plan to relocate some internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the state capital Maiduguri to their hometowns.

Speaking after a courtesy visit on Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, the Chairman of BOSEMA, Engr. Ahmed Satomi said arrangements have been concluded for the building of IDPs camps in Bama, Monguno, Dikwa, Konduga and Damboa to facilitate the relocation of the displaced persons from already overpopulated Maiduguri.

He said the state government was ready to work in colaberation with the federal government particularly NEMA to see that most of the facilities especially schools in Maiduguri, presently accommodating IDPs, are free to return to their original use.

Satomi said he was in NEMA office to seek areas of further assistance to the displaced persons, noting that the federal government especially NEMA has been of tremendous help to the state in the care of the victims of Boko Haram insurgency.

He restated the state government commitment to get students back to school very soon and as such the need to relocate the IDPs from some of the schools that are serving as camps for the displaced persons.

He however said the return of the whole internally displaced persons in Maiduguri to their homelands will depend on the advise of the military but insisted that some towns are already cleared for displaced persons to move back.

The Northeast Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mohammed Kannar told the BOSEMA chairman that his agency remains committed "to returning over a million IDPs we have in Maiduguri to their homes."

He assured that: "We will do everything in our power to see that the IDPs in the camps have all necessary provisions to get them resettled when the time comes."

He appealed to Borno state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima to get BOSEMA all the needed equipment and manpower to function efficiently.

Kanar said: "SEMA has worked in so many states and definitely it can work in Borno."

He said: "NEMA and SEMA need to work in synergy especially as the challenges ahead is massive and need all hands to be on deck."