FG, stakeholders begin review of SOP to address statelessness


The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons (NCRFMI) and other stakeholders began reviewing the project Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the determination of statelessness status (SSD).

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Federal Commissioner of NCRFMI, Imaan Sulaiman–Ibrahim, … The Honorable Federal Commission of NCFRMIHajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, during the event to review COACH on Tuesday in Abuja, stressed the need to strengthen the statelessness determination instrument.

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The exam was organized by the NCFRMI and supported by The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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“At the end of the three-day review of the SOP statelessness determination, we will be able to come up with a document that will be approved by the Federal Executive Council.

“In Nigeriawe started the activities.

We have a composition of mixed movements around our migration dynamics and with many people at risk of becoming stateless.

“Therefore the National Action Plan (NAP) and the SOP review will help us address the issues of people at risk of becoming stateless.

Usually these rights are for refugees and displaced persons.

“We would like to consider their priority.

It is very important to note that when displacement occurs, in camps and resettlement, children are born.

“So we’re going to look at our priorities.

Every stakeholder within this governance structure is here; this will ensure that we all have a voice and produce a holistic document that would be operationalized,” Sulaiman-Ibrahim said.

Also speaking at the event, Mrs Chancer Kapaya the UNCHR The Representative in Nigeria, represented by UNHCR Abuja’s Chief Protection Officer, Mwihaki Kinyanjui, said that Nigeria has inaugurated SIESTA September 2nd.

“On action 5 of the areas of property, there is the need to ensure the protection of stateless persons and migrants.

“During the three days, we will try to identify any stateless person in Nigeria, especially those who have been living in Nigeria for a long time.

“It is possible that there are long-term migrants or people born in Nigeria who know that Nigeria is their country but do not have any documents to be able to process and justify their nationality as Nigerians.

“Thus, the process of identification and referral continues to be entrusted to the relevant agencies who will take appropriate measures to ensure that the rights of these individuals are protected,” Kinyanjui said.

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