The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the Federal Government will ensure full rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and find lasting solutions to combat threats of terrorism in the nation’s northeast.
Speaking at the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) holding in Nairobi, Kenya, President Buhari stated that since life had started returning to normal where the IDPs were displaced, it was important for his administration to re-unite them with their families.
He acknowledged Japan’s assistance through the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and other development partners for their support towards the rehabilitation of the victims of Boko Haram and improving the lives of IDPs.
The two-day summit with the theme “Advancing Africa’s sustainable Development Agenda-TICAD Partnership for Prosperity”, is being held outside of Japan for the first time since inception in 1993.
It is co-organised by the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union and the World Bank.
It focused on promoting structural economic transformation through diversification and industrialisation; promoting resilient health system for quality life and promoting social stability for shared prosperity.
President Buhari is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe in the course of the summit.
No fewer than 35 African leaders are are attending the high level summit also attended by leading private sector companies from Japan.
This will be the first time TICAD is being held in Africa since its inception in 1993.