IDPs: Reps assure of support to donors
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.