Zamfara Governor, Dauda Lawal Dare
Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has requested additional relief support from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons for affected victims of banditry and disaster in the state.
He said this through a statement by his spokesman, Sulaiman Bala Idris.
He noted that the request became imperative given the refugee commission’s role in providing relief to those affected by disasters.
According to the statement, the governor made the request during a courtesy visit to Tijjani Aliyu Ahmed, the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.
“The purpose of Governor Lawal’s visit to the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons was to explore additional ways to assist those affected by banditry in Zamfara State”, the statement said.
“During the visit, Governor Lawal appealed to the Commission to prioritise Zamfara State due to the ongoing insecurity which they are in dire need for humanitarian assistance, and requested that the Hon. Commissioner consider extending the refugee resettlement cities constructed in Gusau to other zones of the state.”
According to the statement, due to limited resources, the governor emphasised the need for partnerships and collaborations in mitigating the sufferings of over 2,000 refugees in Zamfara State.
In his response, the Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Ahmed, promised that the Commission will continue to provide support to Persons of Concern in Zamfara and other states battling insecurity.