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Speaker donates N60m drugs, scholarship to IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State that the Federal Government will not abandon them.

This was contained in a statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Lanre Lasisi in Abuja.

Mr Gbajabiamila, who paid a visit to the Gidan Baki IDPs Camp in Katsina metropolis on Monday, said he was touched by the conditions of IDPs all over the country.

He gave the assurance that both the Executive and the Legislature are working together to better their lives.

The Speaker said the main focus of government would be how to get the thousands of IDP children into schools as future leaders of tomorrow.

The Speaker donate drugs worth over N60 million and 600 bags of rice to the IDPs.

Speaker Gbajabiamila also promised to take care of the medical bills of a female IDP who recently gave birth to a baby with a cleft lip.

He ordered that she should be taken to Abuja in the next few days for best medical attention.

The Speaker said “Our ultimate goal is to ensure your education as children, to ensure that you’re taken care of in terms of your medical needs”.

The Speaker paid a courtesy call on the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, in view of recent happenings in the state.

Mr Gbajabiamila noted that “As a government, we must do it together. We have to assist the state, and for us to do that, we should be on the ground to see the situation”.

We’ve been to Zamfara and Borno and the stories are the same.”

Responding, Governor Masari thanked the Speaker for choosing Katsina as one of the states to visit, saying that the state lacks the resources to contain the problem at hand, calling for the assistance of the Federal Government.

He said part of the problem was that the people perpetrating banditry in the state suffered neglect for many years.

Speaker Gbajabiamila also visited the Emir of Katsina Alhaji (Dr) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, who called on the Speaker to remain determined and resolute to make good laws for the country.

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