Saraki: Social Injustice, Corruption in IDP Camps Inexcusable
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki Tuesday said that increasing cases of social injustices like rape, diversion of food items and other corruption related cases within the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps are inexcusable.
He also pledged the cooperation of the Senate in ensuring the quick passage of bills to help address the crisis of the IDPs in the country.
Dr. Saraki spoke when the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) led by Mrs. Angele Dikongue-Atanga
According to the Senate President, “it is disheartening and heartless when you read and hear of cases of corruption in the supplies of food items, when you see cases of malnutrition and mortality in the IDPs. When you see children with cases of malnutrition and you know there can be speedy recovery when the necessary drugs and nutritional items are provided with the necessary food items”.
He pledged the readiness of the National Assembly to cooperate with the UN Commission for Refugees in addressing the challenges facing the various IDPs in the Middle belt region of Nigeria.
Dr. Saraki told the leader of the delegation that despite the fact that the Senate has no committee on the Internally Displaced Persons did not mean that the upper chamber is unmindful of its legislative duties in the IDPs, explaining that there are committees of the Senate that are saddled with the responsibilitie
He pledged the cooperation of the Senate to work with the House of Representatives
Dr. Saraki also pledged to help facilitate the domestication of the kampala Convention on Statelessness and Protection of Refugees.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Mrs. Dikongue-Atanga
She added that the UNHCR is planning a workshop for the parliamentarian