The Plateau House of Assembly Committee on Labour and Security has urged the state’s Peace Building Agency to develop empowerment programmes for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
Chairman of the committee, Mr Daniel Dem, made the call on Monday in Jos when the management of the agency appeared before it to defend its 2018 budget proposal.
According to Dem, most of the IDPs will want to go back to their original places of abode “once there is a means of sustenance”.
“A lot of the displaced persons want to return to their original homes, but they don’t have the wherewithal to do so.
“They lack the financial muscle to rebuild their burnt houses, buy their farming implements and even rekindle their former businesses.
“Many of the young ones among them have dropped out of school because they lacked money…
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