Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from some villages in Plateau State camping at the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) facility in Jos have been issued quit notice.
The quit notice was served on the 22nd of October, 2019, signed by he NMGS’ General Secretary Dr A.S. Olatunji, and stated that the IDPs in their facility in Plateau state should look for some other place to call “home” as the Council is not comfortable with the level of decay the building has suffered.
The letter titled ‘Removal of IDPs from the NMGS property’ reads
“Sequel to our verbal discussion on Wednesday 22 October, 2019 on the need to move the IDPs from the NMGS Secretariat building in Jos, this is formally reiterating the decision of the Council of the NMGS to you on this matter.
“It is hereby stated that the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society will embark on full rehabilitation of the building from 31 October, 2019 as the Council is not comfortable with the level of decay the building has suffered. This serves as official notice. Kindly treat with utmost urgency as the contractor has been mobilized for the job to commence at the said date.”
Confirming the eviction notice, Plateau State’s Commissioner of Information, Dan Manjang told Daily Trust that they pleaded with NMGS to tamper justice with mercy. He further disclosed that the State government is looking for other means of resettling the IDPs.