Journalists have been urged to dig-deep in finding answers to issues relating to the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria.

    Speakers at a one-day consultative media parley on advancing the IDPs issues by the Journalists in Abuja, counted problems of poverty, lack of access to education, health among others as the burning issues in the (IDP’s)

    According to a Journalist, Ene Oshaba, while sharing her personal experiences in the camp, there is a huge change in the roles of women who now fend for their families but have little or no access to funding and market

    Mr. John Wakawah, added basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, psychological trauma as some of the many problems confronting IDPs in Nigeria, as according to him, Boko Haram seems to be winning the fight against western education as education for IDPs is not one of government’s strong policies.

    For Mr. Bumi Atteh, there is need for healthcare initiatives in the camps, as the campees have limited access to health services

    One of the IDPs, Mr. Enoch lamented that government has denied them rights to loans and that they do not want to go back to where they would be killed

    Earlier the conveners, including Mrs. Ugonma Cokey, Mr. Dayo Emmanuel and Mr. Sanmi Falobi among others, said IDP issues concern all and not limited to status, age or location, as it has become a national phenomenon, hence the need for using the media as a means of drawing attention to them.

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