Buhari Commits to Building Security in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has said in the coming months, Nigerians will begin to experience relative peace.

He stated this on Wednesday during the inauguration of a Presidential Committee on the Repatriation, Returns, and Resettlement of Displaced Persons in the Northeast during the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House.

 He noted that citizens, particularly in the Northeast, would be witnessing a change from the protracted security challenges to peace and development in their respective communities.

The president recalled that he had promised to restore peace and return the NorthEast to a path of development and growth in 2015, and he will be committed to it.

The inaugurated committee is assigned to ensure that peace and normalcy return to the region by engaging with community stakeholders, among other strategies.

President Buhari stressed that there is no room for failure and noted that the team would adopt guiding principles of accountability, delineation of duty, and community-driven methods to address the protracted crisis.

Members of the Presidential Committee on the Repatriation, Return and Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East include Ministers of Finance, Budget & National Planning; Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice; Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development; Interior as well as Foreign Affairs and Defence.

Others are the National Security Adviser, Inspector- General of Police, Chief of Defence Staff, Director General, State Security, Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Director-General, North-East Development Commission, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency and Chief of Defence Intelligence.

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