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“Over 600,000 Have Turned Refugees In Neighbouring Countries”- President Buhari

After having talks with the United States of America’s President Obama and getting a thumbs up from him for his fight against corruption and terrorism in Africa’s most populous Nation Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed other World leaders at the ongoing 71st United Nations General Assembly holding in New York.

During his plenary President Buhari addressed movements of refugees and migrants at the UN Headquarters in New York.

He said over 600,000 have turned refugees in neighbouring countries, with two million displaced within the northeast. expressed concern that the refugee problem is coming at a time the world economy is shrinking.

He further pledged Nigeria’s commitment to working with the international community in addressing the issues of movements of refugees and migrants and also promised that his administration would make efforts to meet the immediate needs of the Internally Displaced People.

In his words

“Any discuss of refugees and migrants in the case of Nigeria will be incomplete without reference to our Internally Displaced Persons, victims of Boko Haram’s terrible atrocities.

We are making concerted efforts to meet our citizens’ immediate humanitarian needs by reducing their risk and vulnerability and increasing their resilience through vocational training and skills acquisition programmes, particularly for IDPs in camps”

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