NEMA says it’s committed to the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons in the FCT

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National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) says it’s committed to ensuring that internally displaced persons living in the federal capital territory are adequately catered for.

This is in response to a recent report by EZEJA NEWS that revealed that an internally displaced persons’s camp in the nation’s capital lack basic health care facilities, is vulnerable to attack by miscreants, with the people in the camp disclosing that some times they are fed only once in a day.

The FCT NEMA director, Alhaji Abbas Idris stated this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.

The NEMA director noted that his office is continuing to accord priority to the welfare of the internally displaced persons.

“We are doing our best to make sure that we maintain them. And we have done a lot because we profiled them, took their bio-metric data and close constantly checking their health. Children under five were given immunization. In addition, the adults were also screened.”
He explained.

Alhaji Idris also appealed to all the relevant stakeholders to respond positively to the cause of the internally displaced persons, noting that taking care of them is a collective responsibility.

His explanation, however failed to touch any of the issues raised by the IDPs which included hunger in their camp, unavailability of health care personnel or facility in the case of emergency, and the IDPs’ interest in venturing into independent living through the help of the government.

Mebeka Madu

Mebeka Madu is a news editor for ezeja and is based in Enugu. Contact Mebeka at mebeka@ezeja.com.

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