Rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria’s North East Region

Challenges and Prospects

Authors

  • Livinus Akajife EKOH Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA
  • Desmond O. NNAMANI Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  • Jude Chukwuemeka OKAFOR Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA

Keywords:

Insurgency, Internally Displaced Persons, habilitation & Nigeria’s North East Region

Abstract

The paper investigates the challenges facing rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria’s North East Region. The deadly activities of Boko Haram insurgency have contributed immensely to the challenges via the high rate of influx of persons into IDP camps. Boko Haram insurgency since its inception in 2009 has been a threat to security, peace, IDPs camps, and stability of Nigeria state. The deadly attacks of the group have affected all facets of human endeavor in Nigeria, especially in the north east geo-political zone, leading to loss of lives, properties and displacement of persons in the area. The paper, examined the challenges facing the rehabilitation of internal displaced persons in North East region Nigeria. In doing this, communication theory was adopted for the purpose of this paper while descriptive method using books and journals to gathered data; the findings were analyzed through content analysis which indicates that the funds and materials donated to internally displaced persons by Nigeria government, United Nations, international organizations, philanthropist, and individuals were not properly utilized to alleviate the plight of internally displaced persons from camp officials, National Emergency Management (NEMA). The paper recommends that Nigeria government should explore new strategies by establishing new agency aside NEMA to ensure that funds and materials donated to them are properly monitored and utilized for the purpose of their rehabilitation.

Author Biographies

Livinus Akajife EKOH, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA

Department of Educational Foundation

Desmond O. NNAMANI, Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Department of Public Administration

Jude Chukwuemeka OKAFOR, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA

Department of Political Science

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Published

2022-01-24

How to Cite

EKOH, L. A., NNAMANI, D. O., & OKAFOR, J. C. (2022). Rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria’s North East Region: Challenges and Prospects. Socialscientia: Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 6(4). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/SS/article/view/1419

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