How Nigeria plans to end statelessness – Minister

Published: 12/Oct/2019
Source: Premium Times (Abuja)

By Nike Adebowale

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar, has expressed the Nigerian government’s commitment to end statelessness by tackling gender-based violence in the country.

She said the government is determined to end statelessness ”by developing regulations to eliminate gender-based discrimination”.

She made this known on Thursday when she led a Nigerian delegation to address a high-level segment on statelessness at the ongoing 70th Executive Committee (ExCom) session of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees programme in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Themes: Statelessness
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2019