Plateau Senator demands inclusion of constituents in federal resettlement program

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Senator ID Gyang, left with Federal Commissioner, Refugee Agency

Senator Istifanus Gyang of Plateau North has called for the inclusion of communities in his constituency displaced by violent attacks in the on-going 500/per State Housing Units Resettlement program of the Federal Government.

Senator Gyang in a letter to the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRM&IDPs) in Abuja on Monday, protested the exclusion of Plateau State from the program, despite suffering violent attacks leading to deaths and displacements since 2001.

Gyang recommended six displaced communities for the Resettlement Housing Units including Gashish District, Ropp District, Jol Village, Bachi District, Kwall District and Miango District all in Plateau Northern Senatorial District.

Receiving Senator Gyang in his office, the Federal Commissioner NCRM&IDPs, Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed pledged to consider Plateau State for the program as requested in the letter.

He advised the Senator to liaise with the Plateau State Governor to harmonize the locations recommended for the project.

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