Sunday , 22 January 2017

FG Establishes IDP Centre In Lagos

The Federal Government has established a re-integration centre for migrants and internally displaced persons in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State.

The centre was commissioned last week by Hajiya Hadiza Sani Kangiwa, the Honourable Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. It was established in conjunction with Web of Hearts, a non-governmental organization based in Lagos State.

“This centre is to serve as a component of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme,” Hajiya Kangiwa said.

“We have set it up in collaboration with Web of Hearts with whom we have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to serve as a transit centre where returnee migrants would be provided with counselling  services, mentorship, family reunification, skill acquisition, training, temporary accommodation and much more.”

The executive director of Web Heart, Bose Aggrey expressed optimism that the centre would encourage a lot of Nigerians stranded abroad to return home.

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