Nigeria's senate

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to establish a Presidential Intervention Committee for the rehabilitation of the restive northeast region.

The senate, while condemning the spate of destruction of lives and property in the region, also urged the president to deploy other means within the law, to tackle the insurgency in the region.

The upper chamber equally directed its Committee on Special Duties to monitor the well being of all persons displaced by the terrorism.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said in his remarks that the upper chamber would not relent in its effort to support the president in bringing insurgency to an end.

“What is happening in the North-East is a challenge for all us as Nigerians and what we are saying in the 8th Senate is that we will support the president in addressing this problem,” he added.

“We all have a role to play because the issue of appropriation and funding lies on us and we must find ways to ensure that committees like the one we have proposed is adequately funded,” he said.

Saraki said the senate would take its oversight function seriously, particularly with regard to monitoring implementation of projects aimed at solving the problems created by the Boko Haram insurgency. Enditem


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