President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said over 150,00 refugees have returned to the country.
The President spoke while receiving the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Phillipo Grandi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari said Nigeria was being guided by international best practices and standards in rehabilitating millions of persons displaced by the Boko Haram sect.
“About 150,000 refugees have also come back home from across the borders. Our sleeves are rolled up to face the challenges head-on, along with our strategic partners,” the President said.
He noted that his visit to Maiduguri, Borno State, afforded him the opportunity “to see the excellent work being done by the authorities, with the support of the international community”.