As part of efforts to bring relief to people affected by the on-going war against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-eastern states, the federal government has disclosed plans to transfer some of the school children presently staying in displaced persons camp to the nation’s Unity Schools.
According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the number of children domiciled in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps are about 406,310.
In a statement issued on Sunday, February 15 by a Press Officer in the agency, Manzo Ezekiel, government said it was determined to assist the affected children to acquire qualitative education under its Safe School Initiative.
In the statement, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, affirmed the commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan to support the displaced persons.
She said government was concerned about the education of children affected by the security challenges in the North-east, and has therefore concluded arrangement to move some of them to various Unity Schools in the country under its Safe School Initiative.
The minister assured the IDPs from Chibok of the continual humanitarian supports of the federal government through NEMA, noting that other displaced persons, including those living in the FCT are already benefitting from similar gesture.