By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City

 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has offered to pay examination fees for Internally Displaced Persons in a camp at Uhogua village, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.

Dogara assists Edo IDPs, pays pupils’ WAEC, NECO, JAMB fees

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City

 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has offered to pay examination fees for Internally Displaced Persons in a camp at Uhogua village, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.

 

While praising Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for providing educational support for the IDPs, Dogara added that lack of adequate education caused the problem of Boko Haram in the North East.

 

He spoke on Sunday at the camp where he attended church service and provided relief materials to the IDPs.

 

Addressing the displayed people, Dogara stated that he was paying for WAEC, NECO and JAMB examinations from his personal resources to enable the children get university education.

 

Dogara called for an international donor conference to help deal with Boko Haram insurgency and re-settle the IDPs.

 

He expressed hope that the IDPs would soon return home after adequate security has been provided and situations that drove them away have been tackled.

 

Speaker Dogara further explained that a law was being proposed for the establishment of the North Development Commission that would help rebuild affected communities.

 

According to him, “We are doing everything possible on the part of the government to see that peace return to the communities. We are trying to pass a law that will establish the North Development Commission so that we have funds that will be used to rebuild the communities.

 

“We will ensure that every fund meant for that region through our oversight function in the house is channel for the purpose. Apart from that there is also a provision in the budget meant to carter for IDP’s like you”.

 

“We are calling on government to organize what is called international Donor conference for North East. The commitment to end this fight has continue in earnest. It is hoped that very soon some of you who are here today most likely may go back to their communities without any fear of intimidation.”

 

The member representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Omosede Igbinedion, said Ovia would remain home to the IDPs.

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