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FG to support IDPs to reintegrate with families – VP Osinbajo



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By Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said in Jos, that the federal government would do everything within its capacity to bring succour to the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) with a view to ameliorating their sufferings and re-unite them with their families.
The Vice President stated this at the IDP Camp Anniversary and the official launch of the Coalition for Minority Rights (CMR), championed by Stefanos Foundation, a faith based Human Right Advocacy group, based in Jos.
Speaking through Pastor Joseph Olusheye, the Chaplain of Aso Villa, emphasised on re-integration of the IDPs to their various homes, even as the Nigerian Army has made significant progress in the war against insurgents.
The convener, Engr. Mark Lipdo, said it is commendable that although both Plateau and Nassarawa states are themselves not direct victims to the on-going violence, yet they have demonstrated benevolence worthy of emulation.
Lipdo said since the wake of violence in 2002, Stefanos Foundation has been working with several communities in Northern Nigeria, especially in some parts of Nassarawa, Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, that are under continuous terror attacks and also those sacked by Boko Haram group in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
The Governor of Plateau State, Barr Simon Bako Lalong, said he was delighted to be part of the commemoration of the establishment of IDPs camp by Stefanos Foundation and pledged that the federal and state governments will re-strategise the early response mechanism operations of providing succour.

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