Borno refugees: Zulum, humanitarian commissioner, UNHCR meet in Abuja

Borno refugees: Zulum, humanitarian commissioner, UNHCR meet in Abuja

... Zulum meets Chadian ambassador 

In continued efforts to return Nigerians, mostly from Borno state who, in batches, fled to neighboring countries over attacks by Boko Haram, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, federal commissioner in charge of National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally displaced persons, Senator Basheer G. Mohammed and country representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, Ms. Chansa Kapaya have met in Abuja, discuss modalities 

The meeting, held behind closed door, in line with international role of the UNHCR, is a follow to previous discussions and collaborative efforts with government in Niger, Cameroon and Chad where Nigeria has refugees. 

Zulum, Basheer and officials of the federal ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development were in the neighboring countries at different times to facilitate return of the refugees for resettlement in Borno. 

The governor also met with the Chadian ambassador to Nigeria over refugees from Borno state temporarily in parts of Chad.

Zulum’s administration has been engaged in ongoing construction of over 6,000 low-income houses in different parts of Borno for phase by phase resettlement of refugees and internally displaced persons.