Buhari Seeks OIC’s Support On Resettlement Of IDPs

Buhari Seeks OIC’s Support On Resettlement Of IDPs
February 25 19:39 2016

By Alhassan Ismail Mustapha

[P]resident Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday in Mecca that the Federal Government would welcome support from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for its ongoing efforts to rehabilitate parts of the country affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Speaking at a meeting with the Secretary General of the OIC, Mr Iyad Ameen Madani, the President urged the organisation to send a fact-finding mission to the ravaged states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to see the damage done by the terrorists.

The President told Mr. Madani that the fact-finding visit will help the OIC to determine the scope of assistance it  can offer to Nigeria for the rehabilitation and resettlement of internally displaced persons.

The President also challenged the OIC to act urgently in support of the restoration of peace, law and order to Libya which had been breeding the terrorists causing mayhem in West and Central African countries following the fall of the Ghaddafi regime.

The President agreed with Mr. Madani that Islam has been wilfully misrepresented by terrorists, stressing that it was only by educating people properly about Islam that terrorists would be deprived of legitimacy and a basis for the recruitment of followers.

He, therefore, urged the OIC to assist the Federal Government in bringing true knowledge and enlightenment to all Nigerians.