Year: 2019
Type: Technical
Contributors: States

Nigeria pledges to strengthen its protection capacity; Nigeria pledges to strengthen the protection environment by ensuring the integrity of the asylum system in line with international legal instruments and freedom of movement for refugees, IDPs and returnees; maintaining its open-door policy; and promoting legal pathways to durable solutions. Nigeria further pledges to facilitate access to birth registration and the enrolment of refugees, IDPs and returnees into the national identity management system to prevent and reduce the risk of statelessness and facilitate access to services. Nigeria pledges to ensure the domestication and implementation of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of IDPs in Africa (Kampala Convention) by 2023. The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development was established in 2019 to enhance coordination of actors in the humanitarian and development community. Through this newly created Ministry, Nigeria pledges to bring forward the repeal and replacement of the Act establishing the National Commission for Refugees (NCFR) by 2023 to incorporate the protection of migrants and internally displaced persons under its mandate, with a view to streamlining competencies of relevant agencies at Federal and State level and facilitate their cooperation with other national and international partners.