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‘Senate to investigate IDPs’ hunger, nutrition crises’

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Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki PHOTO: LADIDI LUCY ELUKPO

Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki PHOTO: LADIDI LUCY ELUKPO

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Saturday disclosed that the Senate would upon resumption from recess investigate the severe hunger and nutrition crises in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North East.

Hundreds of women from the IDP camps in Borno State had last Thursday embarked on a peaceful protest and barricaded the Maiduguri-Kano/Jos Road.

Reacting to the development, Saraki described that action of the protesters as desperate, even as he renewed his call for a better coordination among government and international agencies involved in managing the displaced persons.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the senate president again emphasised the need for Nigeria to quickly operationalise a more effective and efficient humanitarian response to address the dire situation.

His words: “It is important that we all focus on eliminating the coordination, access and food supply issues hindering us from successfully feeding the millions of IDPs.

This is particularly important for the many children who are dying daily from starvation.


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