By Bukola Adewumi
Mr Muhammed Ladan, Director General, National Directorate of Employment, says it is heartbreaking to see Nigerians leaving their ancestral homes because of the activities of Boko Haram.
Ladan said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja
He said that it was saddening that the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) scattered across the country had become refugees in their own country, stressing that it was heart breaking to see such.
According to him, it’s heart breaking to see people leaving their ancestral home to try to eke a living elsewhere, “but there again, we are very thankful that they survived the onslaught of Boko Haram”.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari should be applauded for the initiative through agencies like the NDE to rehabilitate the IDPs.
He said that the NDE would give the IDPs the required skills they needed to eke a good living and have some dignity.
Ladan said that the NDE had put smiles on the faces of ordinary Nigerians who were hitherto jobless by providing the necessary skill acquisition.
The D-G said that most ordinary Nigerians had been neglected in the past by various administrations but chose to look after the elite only.
According to him, nobody bothers about what happens “and that is why we got to the issue of Boko-Haram and this has given us a lot of IDPs across the nation”.
He said that most of the victims of Boko Haram were now learning one skill or the other, adding that the government would not abandon them.