Over 187 marriages and 410 births were recorded at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps in Borno and Adamawa in August and September, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.
A statement issued by NEMA and made available to newsmen on Wednesday quoted Mr. Muhammad Sani-Sidi, Director-General, NEMA, as disclosing the development when members of “Bring Back Our Girls” advocacy group, led by Mrs Oby Ezekwensili, paid him a courtesy visit.
Sani-Sidi said that 100 marriages were conducted in Maiduguri camps, while 87 were conducted in Adamawa camps.
According to him, emergency education for IDPs Children had become a major priority after many insurgency attacks on students, teachers and schools from where about 269 teachers lost their lives.
The NEMA boss said that the agency, in ensuring efficient management of camps, had trained personnel in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM).
He said that it had also deployed the personnel to manage various IDP camps in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. He said that in addition to the CCCM, the agency would provide the special needs of vulnerable people during emergencies.
Sani-Sidi advised the advocacy group to extend its platform to other issues like unaccompanied minors and mass child births in the camps.
This, he said, is because disaster management is multidisciplinary, multidimensional and multitasking.
Ezekwesili, who had earlier expressed displeasure with the abduction of the Chibok girls, said that Monday marked the 596th- day of their abduction.
She called on NEMA for more cooperation and mobilisation efforts to protect and care for the vulnerable in the society.