Abuja - The Speaker of House of
Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has appealed for the support of international
agencies and donors to assist victims of terrorism in the Northeast.
He solicited for assistance by development partners,
United Nations agencies, multilateral and bilateral partners, international and
non-governmental organisations as well as development banking institutions and
”The private sector organizations and Companies in
Nigeria cannot be left out in this effort. We know they are doing a lot
already. We thank them for their commitment and efforts so far while hoping
that they will do more,” Dogara said during an advocacy workshop and launching
of United Nations High Commission for Refugees-Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
handbook for parliamentarians at the national assembly complex in Abuja
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to end
terrorism and return Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) back to their
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He said the inclusion of N5 billion in the 2015
Supplementary Appropriation Bill just submitted to the National Assembly, for
victims of terrorism showed responsiveness on the part of President.
“We will expect even more support in the 2016 Budget
Proposal,” Dogara said.
The Speaker assured that members of House of
Representative were committed to placing the status of IDPs and resolution of
the causes of displacement in the forefront of their legislative activities.
The Boko Haram terror has displaced more than 2 million
It has and killed some 17 000 people.
- CAJ News