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Reps donate N200m to victims of Boko Haram attacks

17 September 2014, 20:29

Abuja - The House of Representatives on Tuesday in Abuja donated N200 million to the Victims Support Fund for persons affected by the consequences of insurgency and terrorism in the country.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal also commended the solidarity and magnanimity of the private sector for its donations to the fund.

"As a mark of solidarity, the institution of the National Assembly, all it's agencies inclusive, will be making a humble contribution of N200 million to the fund," Tambuwal said.

Also read: Boko Haram attack 850 soldiers in Kogi

Tambuwal also commended the federal and Lagos State governments for their proactive and efficient handling of outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.

"It is a proof once again that when the true Nigerian spirit is called to duty, nothing is unachieveable." he added.

The speaker instituted a special Ad hoc Committee on Ebola with the mandate to work closely with the Ministry of Health and the 6-man Committee on Ebola.

"The idea is to enhance legislative liaison and to provide all the requisite legislative support in the fight against Ebola,’’ Tambuwal said.

He commended the Committee on Health for successfully handling the strike by medical doctors and the Committee on Sports for intervening in the Nigeria Football Association’s crisis.



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