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.
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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,”
- CAJ News