IDPs: Reps as­sure of sup­port to donors

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives has said that it would wel­come any as­sis­tance to the In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs) by in­ter­na­tional donor agen­cies.

Re­act­ing to a state­ment by Rep Sani Zorro, chair­man of the House ad-hoc com­mit­tee on me­dia, who said last week that the way donor agen­cies trooped to the North­east was un­ac­cept­able, three mem­bers of the com­mit­tee said the House would not abridge the rights of the af­fected peo­ple.

Reps Ab­dul­razak Nam­das, Ri­mam­nde Shawulu Kwewum and Mark Gbil­lah, all of whom are mem­bers of the ad-hoc com­mit­tee said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that: “The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives would like to as­sure Nige­ri­ans the In­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity and par­tic­u­larly the peo­ple of the North East re­gion that the House would not abridge the rights of well-mean­ing peo­ple to give help or pro­hibit the trau­ma­tized peo­ples of the North East from re­ceiv­ing as­sis­tance to re­build their lives and com­mu­ni­ties.

“As a law mak­ing in­sti­tu­tion, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, re­spects the laws of Nige­ria and all the In­ter­na­tional con­ven­tions and treaties that the Nige­ria state is a sig­na­tory to. We would there­fore not be putting in place new mea­sures that are con­trary to the ex­tant laws of Nige­ria,” the state­ment noted.

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