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Saraki pleads for global summit on Boko Haram

23 August 2016, 21:38

Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called for an international summit on the Northeast, which is ravaged by the insurgency of the Boko Haram.

He pointed out a similar event had been held in London, United Kingdom on the terror crisis in Syria.

About $10 million was raised.

He also mentioned that at the resumption of the Senate in September, there would be a motion to create a Senate ad-hoc committee to conduct a Public Hearing on the humanitarian response in the North East.

“This public hearing would be aimed at reviewing the recommendations of domestic and international partners in order to develop a sustainable framework for Nigeria’s emergency and humanitarian crisis management for the North East and future complex emergencies,” Saraki said.

Also read: Saraki wants B'Haram recruitment of IDPs investigated

Meanwhile the Senate President has sent a technical team to North East to review humanitarian situation in the area.

The team is expected to conduct interviews with domestic and international stakeholders working in the refugee camps in the area.

The Senate President stated it was important to send a team to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground following reports from aid agencies that greater international attention and a more robust response was needed to alleviate the plight of the over 9 million Nigerians in need of relief in the Lake Chad Basin area.

“We cannot afford to take for granted the sacrifice and support of both our domestic and international partners in the North East,” Saraki stated.


- CAJ News


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