TWG meeting on the National Policy on IDPs
The Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on the National Policy on Internally Displaced Persons was led by the Hon. Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Sadiya Umar Farouq on the 14th September, 2018. In her welcome address, the Federal Commissioner lauded the commitment of members of the TWG in their push for the adoption of the National Policy on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). She presented a background to the meeting and reaffirmed the commitment of the TWG in the bid to fulfill its mission, while stating the policy’s aim in addressing the challenges of internal displacement. Mr. Okeke, representative of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in a goodwill message appreciated the efforts of the NCFRMI under the leadership of Sadiya Umar Farouq in tackling the menace of internal displacement. Other participants included representatives of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, National Human Rights Commission, National Population Commission, etc. The primary focus of the group is to work out modalities for a speedy adoption of the national policy on internally displaced persons as this will serve as a legal framework for proper coordination and management of internal displacement.