The Federal Government says it has undertaken the registration of refugees into the National Health Insurance Scheme.
The Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim made this known at an event in Abuja to commemorate the World Refugee Day.
The World Refugee Day is an international day designated annually by the United Nations (UN) to honour refugees around the globe and it is celebrated in June 20.
The day is set aside to celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution and this year is with the theme “the Right to Seek Safety.”
Sulaiman-Ibrahim in her remark said every person has the right to seek safety, whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.
She said living in dignity, safety and peace does not discriminate against race, skin colour, tribe, social status, placement or class adding that it is a fundamental human right.
She assured that the government will continue to give them the assistance, support and protection they need.
She said the commission has also embarked on a massive training of their registration protection staff to do more for refugees and persons of concern.