Life Builders Initiative’s Identification Project For IDPs – The Success Story By Ayeh, John Ayegba

The identification and documentation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) resonate with one of our seven thematic work areas for 2016, to facilitate Societal Integration for internally displaced persons. Since the identification exercise for IDPs began as far back as October 2015, it has recorded immense success in profiling and identification of IDPs.

Life Builders Initiative (LBI), in partnership with National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the National Commission For Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), had embarked on the registration and profiling of the IDPs within and around the FCT

, and not fewer than 20,000 IDPs had, so far, been registered.

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The registration started in Area 1 IDP camp and had covered most of the IDP camps within the FCT (New Kuchingoro, Wassa, Kabusa, Orozo, Kuje, etc) except Kugbaru IDP Camp, in Nasarawa state, which will be done before the end of May, 2016.

LBI, in collaboration with NIMC, recently visited Kabusa IDP camp in Abuja in order to ensure that all identified IDPs were profiled properly. The exercise, which lasted 4 working days had 350 adult IDPs registered. Before now, the internally displaced persons have been subject to harassment and intimidation in the hands of security agencies due to lack of proven identity. This identification project has restored their confidence as Nigerians and they can now go about their lawful duty without intimidation. In addition to the National Identity card, IDP ID cards were provided for each of the eligible IDPs as a tender for them to be registered by NIMC, as seen in the pictures below. (Courtesy of LBI).

Three (3) IDP locations within Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State are next in line to be registered. Not fewer than 1,200 adults are also expected to be captured.

Life Builders Initiative is proud to be leading the project in the identification and profiling of these vulnerable Nigerians.

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