Succour for IDPs remains one of our priorities – Buhari

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Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari says the resettlement and comfort of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), will remain a top priority of the Federal Government.
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The president made this known in Abuja on Monday after a briefing by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Ezekiel Oyemomi.
He said that the wellbeing of about 1.5 million people displaced by the insurgency in the North-East must always be uppermost in the minds of those in government.
The president, therefore, directed the ministry to always be mindful of the pathetic circumstances of the IDPs, and factor them into proposals for next year’s budget.
“You must help to improve their situation,” the president told the Permanent Secretary and his team of officials.
Oyemomi had briefed Buhari on the activities of his ministry as well as its successes and the challenges.
He asked for improved funding for the ministry in the 2016 budget. (NAN)

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