Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the safe return of Nigerians displaced by the insurgency in the North-East from Cameroon, Niger and Chad will be treated as an emergency assignment.


He said this at the first meeting of the Presidential Committee on the
Repatriation, Returns and Resettlement of Displaced Persons in the
North East. 

President Muhammadu Buhari had inaugurated the committee with the
vice president as Chairman and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno
State as vice chairman by on February 2.


On the task ahead of the Committee, Prof. Osinbajo urged members to
carry out the assignment with every sense of urgency, noting that the
President wanted a committee with wide representation in order to be
inclusive, and to be able to deliver, taking to account all the issues.


Osinbajo urged members to carry out the assignment with every sense of
urgency, saying Buhari wanted a committee with wide representation in
order to be inclusive, and to be able to deliver, taking to account all the
issues.


He noted that while the committee will work with existing frameworks
in the management of the issues, ongoing efforts to facilitate the return
of displaced persons to their communities must continue unhindered.