Senate President pledges support for National Refugee Commission Act 2020


The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has reiterated his continued support and assistance for the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Act 2020.

The Senate President made the remark while receiving the Federal Commissioner, NCFRMI, Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed, in his office, at the Senate building on Wednesday.

Lawan commended the Federal Commissioner for the good work he has done at the commission and urged him to continue the good job

Speaking, Mohammed thanked the Senate President and the Senate for their persistent support and assistance on the NCFRMI Act 2020 and assured them of his continuous hard work and efforts in moving the commission forward.

Mohammed also highlighted the commission’s efforts of providing long-term and sustainable solutions of the persons of concern by settling, rehabilitating and reintegrating them fully into the communities through the prioritisation of the Resettlement City Development Project, which is the 2020 focal project of the commission.

“The Resettlement City Development Project aims to settle 2,000 POCs this year and many more through collaborations with various donors within the country and well-meaning Nigerians. Each resettlement town will include educational learning centres, religious centres, health facilities as well as security. Each city will also have easy access to water, solar electricity and be attached to social services that support their reintegration”, he further explained.

Also at the meeting were Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi and the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu.


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