Cash transfer scheme planned for Nigerian refugees

May 29, 2017 12:01 pm12 comments
Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja

Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is to introduce a cash transfer programme to support populations affected by disaster.
This is part of efforts to reposition the relief response and ensure transparency in line with emerging global best practices.
The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, disclosed the plans at the occasion of Cash Transfer Preparedness Programme, organised for staffs of the agency and Nigerian Red Cross by the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) in Abuja.
“I have no doubt that this Cash Transfer Preparedness Programme is important considering the complex nature of relief management,” said Maihaja.
“I believe this will surely lead to a paradigm shift in the management of relief operations in Nigeria in order to give dignity to the displaced population, especially in the Northeast.”
The region is beset by crisis perpetrated by the Boko Haram terror group.
Millions are in urgent need of emergency relief in a country that is also suffering an outbreak of diseases.
The Boko Haram is engaged in a violent campaign o establish an Islamic State in the West African country, the continent’s most populated with an estimated 190 million people.
– CAJ News


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