NASS ‘ll give N895bn Supplementary budget , expeditious passage – Lawan



…As Senate donates N10million worth of relief to IDPs

The of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , declared Thursday in Abuja , that the N895billion supplementary budget , the executive is about  forwarding to the for approval ,will be given expeditious consideration .

This is  as the Senate gave relief worth N10million to internally displaced persons ( IDPs) ,in WASA Camp , Abuja to cushion  their sufferings in marking the two years of the 9th Senate .

Speaking to the displaced persons at the WASA IDP camp, the Senate said the Camp itself is consequence of the in the country ,which must be tackled in making the displaced persons ,return to their various homes .

The has been doing all it could with the Executive arm of government to bring an end to the series of challenges of Insecurity confronting the country .

” The ( FEC) , as reported in the Wednesday , has prepared N895billion supplementary budget to be forwarded to both Chambers of the for approval .

” Over N700billion from the N895 billion supplementary budget , is earmarked for tackling all forms of insecurity problems in the country , the very reason , the will give it expeditious consideration and passage when received” , he said .

He added that the displaced persons in the camp , are who have every right like other .

” None of the people here wanted or wished to be here . They are indeed symptoms of insecurity we face . We must be able to give them food to eat . Their and Integrity must be ensured and protected .

“On our part , as Senators , we have come with N10million worth relief for them and urged all the relevant agencies to see to their upkeep from time to time , pending when the required normalcy and security restored to their respective villages and settlements “, he added.

Earlier in his address , the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory , Mallam Muhammad Bello , WASA IDPs camp , is one out of the 24 in Abuja .

According to him, in all the 24 IDPs camps in FCT, total of 26 , 000 displaced persons are accommodated there. 

“The WASA camp alone has over thousand displaced  people from Gwoza , State”, he said .

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