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No official register of lacking individuals

No official register for missing persons - FG

Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Improvement Minister Sadiya Umar-Farouk stated there isn’t any official register of lacking individuals within the nation.

Talking at a stakeholder assembly organized by his ministry in collaboration with the Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross (ICRC) and the Nationwide Fee for Human Rights (CNDH) on Tuesday, January 24, Farouk stated that the absence of an official register has added to the difficulties in acquiring dependable nationwide knowledge on the variety of lacking individuals in Nigeria.

The minister, who was represented by the ministry’s everlasting secretary, Nasir Sani Gwarzo, additional asserted that there’s additionally no nationwide construction or customary working process (SOP) to take care of the humanitarian penalties of disappearances.

Farouk famous that the Federal Authorities may be very involved about this, including that the irregular migration of many Nigerians together with kids throughout borders, the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea in the hunt for security and a greater life annually, usually contributes to the excessive threat of extinction.

The minister stated;

“The newest figures present that of the 64,000 lacking individuals throughout Africa, Nigeria has over 25,000 lacking individuals, together with over 14,000 kids.”

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