The Nigerian, Cameroonian Governments and United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR) have inaugurated a Tripartite Commission for the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.
The inauguration was held in Abuja with a view to ensuring international best practices in the repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.
It would be recalled that the three parties signed the Tripartite Agreement for the repatriation of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon on March 2nd in Yaounde, Cameroon.
The Tripartite Commission is to oversee measures to ensure that any repatriation takes place in safety and dignity and done in conditions that ensure durability of returns and reintegration.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau in his remarks, said that the inaugural meeting of the Tripartite Commission was to implement the Tripartite Agreement.
He said that the agreement which was drafted by Nigeria, Cameroon and UNHCR in June 2016, was yet to be implemented 12 months after it was drafted and over four months after it was signed.