By Monday EBALU, Benin City
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogaga, has said, that members of the green chambers are doing every possible to ensure the quick passage of a law that will establish the North East Development Commission.
The Speaker stated this in Benin City when he paid a visit to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Uhogua Ovia North East Local Government of Edo state.
Dogara also called on the federal government to immediately convene an international donor conference aimed at raising funds for IDPs across the the country.
“Let me say that we are doing everything possible on the part of the government to see that peace return to affected communities, apart from the war against terrorism in the House of Representatives, where myself and other honourable members who are here, we are trying to pass a law that will establish the North East Development Commission so if that happens it means that we are going to have funds that will be used to rebuilt the communities where you come from as soon as the war is over.
Also, the Speaker said if not for the change in government brought about by the All Progressive Congress, APC, government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, millions of Nigeria would have ended up in camps as Internally Displaced persons.
Dogara who also donated various food items to IDP’s camp at Uhogua in Ovia North East local government area of Edo state was accompanied by member representing Ovia federal constituency, Hon Omosede Igbinedion, Hon EJ Abonnayima, and chairman committee on Disaster management, Hon Jubril Satimari.
“Apart from that there is also a provision in the budget meant to carter for ADP’s and that is to say that government has not forgotten about you. We want to reiterate to government to immediately convene a
donor conference and as soon as this fund start coming we will make
sure that where ever IDP;s are in Nigeria not only in the north east
that we will extend hand of help to all and that is what we plan to
He said, “As long as this government endures you will always be in our heart. We
also want to thank God for his intervention in our affairs that he
brought about change in government if we had continue like before
probably the Boko Haram fighters would reach places like Jos and then
we would have thousands and millions of IDP’s so we thank God for
answering our prayers for bringing change.
At an earlier early morning church service, the speaker assured the
victims of government determination to re-unite them with their
families as soon as possible.
The Overseer of the camp, Pastor, Solomon Folorunsho, of the
International Christian Centre mission, a faith based group in his
remarks thanked the speakers and other dignitaries for the visit and
support towards the welfare of the IDP’s