Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Nigerian Senate To Donate 20 Million Naira To Displaced Person In States Under Emergency Rule

The Senate has announced a donation of Twenty Million naira to procure relief material to displaced persons in the three states under emergency rule.

 The Senate also urged the Federal Government to involve the international community to address the plight of those displaced as a result of the activities of insurgents in the North East.

These followed the adoption of a motion on the plight of refugees in the states under emergency rule sponsored by Senator Abdul Ningi from Bauchi state.

In his contribution, Senator Ali Ndume lamented that there is no clear government arrangement to take care of the refugees adding that about nine local government councils are still being control by Boko Haram.

In his remarks, the President of the Senate, David Mark urged the Federal Government to give attention to displaced persons the same way the war against insurgents is being prosecuted.

The Senate later proceeded on a brief recess to reconvene on November four.

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