Nigeria: Government to launch “Skill Up Project” for internally displaced people

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Abuja – The federal government has revealed its intention to launch the Skill Up project for internally displaced people in the country’s resettlement camps.

The Honorable Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons, Ms. Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim dropped this allusion to the Kuchin Goro IDP camp in Abuja during the party to celebrate the New Year with the displaced children.

She said the project, which will be launched in the coming weeks, will build the skills of internally displaced people to ensure that they can also contribute to nation-building.

Sulaiman-Ibrahim said the commission will continue to prioritize the welfare of people of concern and work closely together to resolve critical issues.

She also said that the commission plans to strengthen the educational instrument in the existing IDP camps by launching a library project to improve the learning ability of children of displaced citizens.

“Children are our leaders and we come from all angles. We work with the whole of society and have partners and volunteer people working with us to make sure that we are going to do more for resettled citizens, ”she said.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq was represented on the occasion by the Director of Humanitarian Affairs Alhaji Ali Grema.

Grema, who spoke to reporters, expressed concern that many children in IDP camps were not attending school. He said the minister has already launched the alternative school program, which embraces all children in Nigeria.

He said the displaced people were budgeted for 2022 with plans for children to attend school while the vast majority of the displaced would return to their ancestral communities, particularly in Bornu state.


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