NEWS: Plateau: Our greatest need is to resettle IDPs – Gov Mutfwang

Plateau: Our greatest need is to resettle IDPs – Gov Mutfwang

Plateau: Our greatest need is to resettle IDPs – Gov Mutfwang


Governor Caleb Mutfwang of on Tuesday said one of the greatest needs of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the state is to be resettled back in their ancestral homes.

He also assured that his administration is working round the clock to ensure that the IDPs are resettled before the rainy season.

Mutfwang stated this when a delegation from the Chris Oyakhilome International (COFI) paid him a courtesy visit at the House in Jos, the state capital.

He said, “One of the greatest needs for now is how to move our people out of the Internally Displaced Persons camps, back to their settlement.

“We are trusting that before the rains set in, we will be able to move, if not all, a substantial number. That means that we have to provide security, rebuild their homes and give them some economic empowerment so that they can be able to settle back into their communities.

“Truth is, most of our people that have been dislocated, they are not used to nor receiving , they feel more fulfilled when they are doing something for themselves.

“So, many of them are passing through a mental torture of having to stay in IDP camps.

“We appreciate all the assistance that is coming, but the way our people are wired is that they take pride in labouring with their hands.

“And that is why we are determined by God's grace to make sure that we facilitate their return to their ancestral homes.

“So this is a kind of cooperation and we seek to build in the coming days, and see how God will help us to do that.”

Earlier in his remarks, the leader of the delegation, Arinze Emmanuel, said the Foundation responds to crises around the and also provide hope to those affected.

He added that the Foundation has given relief to crisis ridden communities within and outside the country.

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