Senate Approves 10bn intervention to Assist Displaced Persons in Zamfara

The Senate has proposed that a N10 billion intervention be made part of the 2019 Budget to assist persons displaced by banditry in Zamfara.

This followed a motion by Sen. Kabiru Marafa on Wednesday at the Upper Chamber.

The senate further called for establishment of a 10-year Presidential Initiative to cater to the needs of displaced persons affected by banditry in the state.

2019 Budget to assist persons displaced by banditry in Zamfara

Presenting the motion, Marafa said recent public protest staged in Abuja and Nigerians in the Diasporas was a reaction to the deteriorating state of insecurity in Zamfara.

He said there was need to commend those who staged the protest for their show of support and to sustain the solidarity.

The lawmaker lamented that the activities of armed bandits, cattle rustlers and kidnappers for ransom in villages and communities had remained unabated in the state…

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