Fg Spends N5bn Monthly On Idps, Says Senate Panel

The Senate Committee on Special Duties has revealed that the Federal Government spends N5bn monthly to cater for the victims of insurgency in the North-East.

The Chairman of the committee, Senator Yusuf Yusuf, disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Friday in Abuja on the outcome of his panel members’ recent visit to the North-East geopolitical zone.

Yusuf explained that no amount of resources was adequate to sustain the 2.7 million displaced persons in the various camps.

He lamented that most of the victims of insurgency were eager to return home and fend for themselves, but many of their villages were still inaccessible.

He noted with concern that Nigeria might witness a major crisis from the IDPs, who were mostly orphans below the age of 18, if nothing was done to get them back to their villages.

On the Water Resources Bill, Yusuf assured Nigerians that the proposed legislation would be subjected to serious scrutiny when it comes to the Senate for concurrence.

He said he would not support any law that was not in the interest of Nigerians.

The senator said, “You know we have little difference in the way we do our bills.

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