FG to commence repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Niger, Chad

Obinwannem, News FG to commence repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Niger, Chad

The federal government (FG) Nigeria government has concluded plans to repatriate Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Niger, and Chad, back home.

This was made known in Abuja Wednesday by Senator Basheer Mohammed, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally displaced persons(NCFRMI) during the meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) regarding the repatriation of Nigerians who are under asylum status in Cameroon, Niger, Chad.

The Commissioner,
in a statement, said Buhari had directed the group to remain steadfast in carrying out the assignment of returning Nigerian refugees from the aforementioned countries.

Mohammed who is also the chairman of TWG added that arrangements were already underway to actualize the planned return of the refugees starting with Cameroon, from Feb 27, 2021.

Technical Working Group (TWG), and the Cameroonian authorities had met in Maroua, Cameroon from Feb 4 to Feb 10, to plan strategies for executing the voluntary repatriation of the refugees from Minawo camp.

The Chairman commended the commitment of president Muhammadu Buhari, and other partners towards the anticipated safe return of the refugees; even as expressed, optimistically, that logistics for the exercise might not be a big challenge.

According to him, the Borno State government on its part had made adequate arrangement to accommodate the returning Nigerians.

He also commended the government of Cameroon for their patience, and support for the refugees under their care and protection.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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