A non-governmental organisation under the auspices of TheChangeOrganisation otherwise known as the Buharian Cultural Organisation (BCO) has given the federal government a week’s ultimatum to address the myriads of challenges bedeviling IDPs in Nigeria or face mass action.
The group which made its position known yesterday in Abuja noted that the teeming Nigerian IDPs are in double whammy due to the merciless attack they suffered in the hands of the Boko Haram insurgents as well as the lackluster treatment mated to them by the government.
Addressing a press conference, the convener of the group Miriam Yakubu Ikunaiye noted that the Presidential Initiative Committee North Initiative (PCNI) could not be commissioned due to the the procrastination of the Secretary to the Federal Government David LawalBabachir who condescendingly refused to allow it to sail through leading to consequential humanitarian crisis as espoused by the report of doctors without borders.
“BCO is worried that the unfortunate and worrisome condition of IDPs could have been avoided if only the SGF releases the file of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative to give them the mandate to get to work immediately.
“Therefore, we are calling on the SGF to please see the need to free us from this unnecessary administrative bottleneck and stop stalling the take off of PCNI because we can’t play politics with lives and most of all, we can’t allow the IDPs faith to fade,” she said.