Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to take special interest in the plight of internally displaced persons who have been forced out of their homes as a result of the insurgency operation in some parts of the country.
In a New Year message issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal said IDPs in various camps within and outside the country deserve our support at all times, adding that governments at all levels must put in place comprehensive and coordinated strategy that will enhance the welfare and living conditions of the affected persons.
According to him, the House of Representatives, in conjunction with other arms of government, will support any effort aimed at finding durable solutions to the challenges of the IDPs.
“The National Assembly, House of Representatives in particular, will work with other arms of government, national and local NGOs, donor agencies and our development partners to put in place durable solutions to the challenges faced by IDPs in Nigeria and those staying in our neighbouring countries.
“We hope to develop national framework, structure and policies on internally displaced persons and ensure that these policies are implemented at all times,” the Speaker noted.
Tambuwal said Nigerians have resolved not to give in to terror, and expressed optimism that the present security challenges faced by the country will soon be a thing of the past.
He equally wished all Nigerians a happy and prosperous New Year.