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IDPs Reps to investigate diversion of North East Rehabilitation Fund

Hon Isa Ali worried that despite all the donations, most IDPs still live in hunger, very deplorable and unhygienic conditions without any rehabilitation in sight.

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The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness; Aids, Loans and Debt Management; IDPs and North East Development to jointly investigate the alleged diversion of donor funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the north east.

The resolution of the House was sequel to a motion on matters of urgent public importance sponsored by Hon Ali Isa during plenary on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Moving the motion on the floor of the House, the lawmaker noted that a number of international communities and donor organizations have publicly declared monetary support for the rehabilitation of IDPs in the north east.

“Both the Federal Government, local donor groups as well as wealthy individuals have committed funds for the same purposes.

“Worried that despite all the donations, a large number of these IDPs are living in hunger, very deplorable and unhygienic conditions without any rehabilitation in sight.

“There are series of allegations of diversion of the donated funds meant for the well being and welfare of IDPs,"
Isa said.

He noted that some civil society groups and non governmental organizations claiming to be working for the interest of the IDPs are doing contrary.

Similarly, Johnson Agbonayima described the situation IDPs as "disheartening and a disgrace to the nation." He said corruption must be stopped in the country so that the north east can be rebuilt.

The Motion was adopted by the House after it was put to a voice vote by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

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