According to the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), the absence of a government is primarily to blame for the dispersion of IDP camps across the nation.
Goldennewsng reports that journalists in Abuja to commemorate World Human Rights Day 2022, he discussed the following: Reflection on Circumstance of IDPs in the FCT, the Public Organizer of the HURIWA, Friend Emmanuel Onwubiko, said that any country that neglects to make vital the freedoms of its residents, is a bombed state.
The group said that Nigeria’s situation is worse because, in addition to allowing terrorists to operate at will at any time, the government has also implemented a policy to deradicalize them and return them to society while no one remembers the IDPs who were killed in terrorist attacks.
Onwubiko stated, “Every year, this day, the 10th of December, is set aside to remind everyone in the world that human rights are still a major issue.”
The foundation of governance is the need to protect citizens’ environmental rights. A failed state is one in which the respect of citizens’ fundamental rights is not promoted, protected, enhanced, or incorporated into the political governance system.
“So the World chose to stamp each tenth of December as basic liberties day. Given the widespread democratization of violence, the issue of human rights is also very important to Nigerians.
“The people are no longer able to exercise their rights to freedom of movement and the most fundamental rights, which are the rights to live, as outlined in section 33(1) of the Constitution. Violence is everywhere.
Numerous Nigerians are denied their right to life. We have instances of Police severity… Most Nigerians are hating their privileges to life due to uncertainty.
“Today, we stopped talking about the IDP. Can you ever stop and think about the situation you are in right now? You live in a very comfortable home, you work, and you earn a salary. Then, all of a sudden, you are without a place to sleep or eat.
Some people are starting organizations to prevent Nigeria from falling apart. Have you ever given any thought to the possibility that Nigeria would collapse right now? Where are we going? Therefore, suddenly becoming an IDP is comparable to returning to the original situation.
Those are the individuals who are so disadvantaged and excluded. They are suffering because there is no government, not because they are the worst creatures or because they deserve it. because the government is rife with incompetence. Expectations are not being met by the government.
IDPs will not exist if the government complies with expectations and upholds its fundamental responsibility to safeguard lives and property.
“The situation in Nigeria is even worse because, in addition to the fact that the government has allowed terrorists to be all over the place, they have also issued a policy in which they say they want to deradicalize terrorists.
“Someone who has killed a thousand people will be brought from prison to where he is supposed to be. Instead of sending him to court to face judgment, they deradicalize him and put him in a new place. Also, no one discussions about the people in question, the IDPs who are languishing.”
During her speech at the event, the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, was accompanied by her Senior Special Assistant on Empowerment and FCT focal person on the Social Investment Programme, Hon. Mrs. Chinwendu Edomobi Amba. She talked about some of the successes that the FCTA has had in providing assistance to IDPs who live in the federal capital.
The Refugee Commission and we have been working together. She stated, “During the COVID-19 these IDP camps were given a sense of belonging. The Minister of State has tried as much as possible to reach out to this people.” They received a lot of items to help with dying. Over 2000 IDPs in the FCT received a palliative from us.
Additionally, we offer skill development classes for them. Assuming you go to the IDP camp in Durumi you’ll see schools that have been revamped so they can have classes like different kids who are not uprooted.”
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