Senate urges FG to assist 100,000 IDPs in Kogi

 Sanni Onogu, Abuja


The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to urgently provide succour for over 100,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kogi State.

The upper chamber also called on the Ministry to provide minimal seed capital for the women and youths in the affected communities to assist their various economic activities.

These resolutions followed a motion on the matter raised by the Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Senator Jibrin Isa, at plenary.

Senator Isa in his lead debate called on the Senate to note that over 100,000 inhabitants of Bassa Local Government Area in Kogi State have been displaced due to communal hostilities in the state.

He said that the crises took place between Ebira and Bassa Kumo people in the Local Government from 2016 to 2019.

He lamented that the people are now suffering from the effect of the wanton destruction of property worth hundreds of…

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