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North East: Senate panel vows to unravel alleged funds diversion


Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on the humanitarian crisis in the North East has vowed to unravel the massive corruption allegedly perpetrated by public officials saddled with the management of the crisis.

In a statement by Senate President’s Media Office, signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central), disclosed this in Maiduguri during a courtesy visit on Governor Kashim Shettima after the panel arrived Borno on Friday.

The panel, the statement said, was in Borno to meet with state and local leaders, conduct interviews with domestic and international stakeholders in the humanitarian community, and receive testimonies from internally displaced persons (IDPs) in their camps.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had inaugurated the Ad-Hoc Committee, in October, following reports of alleged mismanagement of scarce resources by those in charge of managing the North East crisis.

Speaking on the work of the Committee on Saturday, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, commended the persistence of the Senators to complete their investigation, stating that their recommendations will be used to promote accountability and oversight in Nigeria’s efforts to rehabilitate the insurgency-ravaged Northeast zone of the country.

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