REPATRIATION OF NIGERIAN REFUGEES FROM CAMEROON
Representing the Federal Commissioner, the Dir. Refugees & Migration was in Maroua, Cameroon on the 10th of February, 2021 to sign the Final Report of the Technical Working Group’s (TWG) Meeting on the Voluntary Repatriation of Nigerian Refugees from Cameroon.
The returnees will be among the beneficiaries for the NCFRMI’s ongoing ‘Resettlement Cities Project’ which will provide shelter for thousands of displaced persons. In addition to the housing units, the Resettlement Cities would have primary health care and education centers, security outposts, worship centers, skill acquisition centers, markets and farmlands. Furthermore, the Commission’s Project Reliance programme is aimed at providing a stable means of livelihood for our Persons of Concern (POCs) by making them self-reliant through skills acquisition.
The Federal Commissioner reaffirmed the support of Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development towards ensuring voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon cannot be over-emphasized. The Director thanked the UNHCR Country Representative in Nigeria, Ms. Chansa Kapaya, for her invaluable contribution, assistance and collaboration, as well as the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum who has demonstrated great passion in ensuring that the citizens of his State in Cameroon are repatriated home in safety and dignity.