Zakari Isah - Kaduna

Governor Dauda Lawal has received emergency relief support for victims of banditry in Zamfara.

The Governor visited the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons on Thursday.

A statement issued by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the visit was for familiarisation, given the refugee commission's role in providing relief to those affected by disasters.

According to him, the Governor was received by Tijjani Aliyu Ahmed, the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugee, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. 

He said: “The purpose of Governor Lawal's visit to the National Commission for Refugee, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons was to explore additional ways to assist those affected by banditry in Zamfara State.

“During the visit, Governor Lawal appealed to the commission to prioritise Zamfara due to the ongoing insecurity and dire need for humanitarian assistance. He requested that the Honorable Commissioner consider extending the refugee resettlement cities constructed in Gusau to other zones of the State.

“Furthermore, due to limited resources, the Governor emphasised the need for partnerships and collaborations in mitigating the sufferings of over 2000 refugees in Zamfara. 

While responding, the Honorable Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugee, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons, Tijjani Aliyu Ahmed, reassured the commission’s commitment to continued support to the Persons of Concern in Zamfara and other States battling insecurity.

The Federal Commissioner commended the Zamfara Governor for being the first Executive to visit the commission since he assumed office. "I sincerely thank you. This shows your high level of commitment."

“It is an honour that you have taken the time to visit us, which demonstrates your commitment to the well-being of your people. We have heard your request for additional support. As a result, the commission will ensure that you do not leave empty-handed.”

The commission offered various forms of support to the Persons of Concern in Zamfara as part of their emergency relief efforts, which include bags of rice, cartons of spaghetti, semovita, farming tools for farmers, computers, industrial sewing machines, cobbling machines, exercise books, and whiteboards, among other items. 


Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor

November 03, 2023

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