President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons affected by the troubles in the North East.
Buhari made the statment while receiving Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management in State House, Abuja.
President Buhari said, “If we were capable to fight a 30-month civil war and reorganised our country, I wonder why people are thinking that Nigeria cannot do it.
“Though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the Northeast in order and move ahead.
“I assure you of Nigeria’s commitment to enhance and deepen cooperation with the EU in all areas. Our priorities in the next level is to ensure that Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, are rehabilitated so that livelihood should be established and the children should not lose the opportunity to go back to school, which is very important for the future of that area and Nigeria generally.
“We have the experience of the civil war. I could recall the role of the military, the army, each commander had in his pocket how to behave himself and how to allow international bodies like yourself to go round and see for themselves that people are treated in the most humane way. We have this experience and I assure you that we also have this confidence in your organisation. That is why I feel that Nigeria is capable of handling this crisis, it may take long but we are capable of handling it.”