Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said there are no excuses for diversion of relief items, alleged rape and other corrupt practices within the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps.
Saraki said this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha.
According to the statement, Saraki was quoted during a visit by a delegation of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees led by Mrs. Angele Dikongue-Atangana visited him at the National Assembly, Abuja, on Tuesday.
Saraki said, “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.”
Saraki also said the Senate was ready to assist in addressing the challenges facing the IDPs in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria.