Reps ask FG to offer money for Chibok girls
Members of the House of Representatives yesterday called on the federal government to offer financial inducement for information about the whereabouts of the abducted Chibok girls. But the lawmakers who said this may lead to the rescue of the girls did not fix specific amount for the offer.
The lawmakers also urged the federal government to setup a control/situation centre that would be manned by a specialised team drawn from the State Security Service (SSS), the army, police and air force.
The situation room, according to the House, would be dedicated to the sole aim of the abducted girls’ search and to be giving Nigerians the periodic feedback about the quest.
The resolution followed a motion by Rep Asabe Vilita Bashir, who represents Chibok/Damboa constituency.
Rep Bashir informed the House that families of the missing girls and Nigerians had been adequately briefed of any rescue plan and were, as a result, “consequently living in unimaginable agony, not sure if there are any effort being made to rescue the girls.”
She underscored the need for the missing girls to equally have a right to life, freedom and dignity as protected by the federal
Upon the adoption of the motion, when put to vote by the Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the House then enjoined the Nigerian government to publish the report of the Presidential fact finding committee on the abducted girls.
They equally want a financial assistance to the parents of the abducted girls to cushion the hardship and trauma they have been grappling with since the abduction.