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Saraki confirms Senators have fulfilled their N300k per person pledge to IDPs



Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed that all members of the Upper Chamber has fulfilled their October 2016 pledge to contribute N300,000 each to support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East.

He made this known on Tuesday, on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, adding that the senate would continue to tackle humanitarian crisis in the North-East through budgetary appropriations.

“I think that to the best of my knowledge, that is happening but it goes beyond just that. I think that we have shown that we will continue to support in form of appropriation of adequate money.

“As you saw just last week, we also approved some foreign loan that will go toward supporting activities in the North-East as palliative means to fight humanitarian crisis.

“We are close to about 800 million dollars we approved for the executive from that point of view.

“We are always ready to support our men and women in uniform to ensure that whatever they required was provided,” Saraki said.

He added that the lawmakers had being meeting with a lot of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to provide support to the North-East.

“We are looking at the possibility of what we can do to create more incentives for Nigerians.

“We are approaching individuals and companies to make more donations and see what kind of concessions they can get for the kind of donations they are making in the North-East,” he said.

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