Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, says the reason the camps of Internally Displaced People, IDPs, are spread all over the country is because there is no government in place.
National Coordinator of the HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, while addressing newsmen in Abuja to mark the World’s Human Rights Day 2022, with the theme: Reflection on Situation of IDPs in the federal capital territory, FCT, said any nation that fails to make paramount the rights of its citizens, is a failed state.
He noted that December 10th of every year is set aside to remind everybody in the world that human rights are still a major issue.
The Association also pointed out that Nigeria’s situation is worse because apart from the fact that the government has accommodated terrorists, allowing them to operate at will, the government has also introduced a policy to deradicalise them and return them to the society, while nobody remembers the victims of terrorist activities, the IDPs.
On his part, the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Empowerment and FCT focal person on Social Investment Programme, Chinwendu Edomobi Amba, highlighted some of the achievements of the FCTA in catering for the IDPs in the federal capital.