How SGF Lawal Babachir is aiding starvation among IDPs – GROUP REVEALS
WHY THE STAGNATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMITEE ON NORTHEAST INITIATIVE BY THE OFFICE OF THE SGF; Women and Children are dying in Large numbers at the IDP Camps.
On August 24 2016, report by doctors without borders of catastrophic humanitarian emergency currently unfolding in camps for internally displaced people in Borno State, Nigeria, where 24,000 people, including 15,000 children (among them 4,500 under five years of age) are sheltered in a camp located on a hospital compound.
According to the report, the children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition – the deadliest form of malnutrition.
Earlier, in response to the catastrophy unleashed in the Northeast of Nigeria by Boko Haram, and as way of rebuilding and rehabiliyating the region,President Muhammadu Buhari set up Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) as the apex body of the existing Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and the Safe School Initiative (SSI) plus the Victim Support Fund (VSF).
It is to carry out rehabilitation, rebuilding and restructuring places destroyed by terrorists.The rebuilding of the Northeast is an enormost work and requires considerable planning and coordination.
Therefore the Committee is to among other things, oversight and harmonise the functions of the various entities engaged in the Northeast and to fasttrack the work.The PCNI is said to have a huge plan that includes immediate, medium and long term plans to assisting the IDPs.
But so far the PCNI has remained uncommissioned because the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF has refused to act on the file that will galvanise the Commitee.
BCO is worried that the unfortunate and worrosome condition ofIDPs could have been avoided if only the SGF release the file of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) to give them the mandate to get to work immidiately.
Therefore, we are calling on Lawal Babachil; the Secretary to the Government of Federation 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 IDPs’ FAITH IN OUR COUNTRY TO FADE!
Nigeria is the only country they have and morality demands our collective responsibility for urgent and solid solution without playing dangerous politics with children’s lives.
Thank you and
Long live Nigeria!
Miriam Yakubu Ikunaiye
BeTheChange Organization, aka
Buharian Culture Organization