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2011 post-election violence: FG disburses N5.7bn to affected states

| May 27, 2013 More

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THE Federal Government, on Thursday, disbursed a total sum of N5,747,649,780 to the eight states affected by the 2011 post-election violence and civil disturbances.

Making the disbursement in his office on Thursday, Vice President Namadi Sambo expressed the regret of President Goodluck Jonathan over the unfortunate occurrence, which led to the death of many people and the destruction of properties in some parts of the North.

“It is with deepest sense of sorrow that President Jonathan and, indeed, the entire government and people of Nigeria remain deeply pained by the violent acts and civil disturbances which necessitated today’s event,” he said.

Sambo lamented that even after the transparent efforts that produced the election, which was universally acknowledged as being successful, the joy was marred by acts of violence and civil disturbance in some parts of the country.

 He, however, restated that the programmes of the administration were on course, adding that no amount of crisis or violence would pose a challenge to the resolve to deliver on promises, as well as ensure the safety and security of all citizens.

 Sambo commended the panel of investigation on the 2011 election violence and civil disturbances, chaired by Dr Sheik Ahmed Lemu and Justice Samson O. Uwaifo as vice chairman, for showing courage, dedication and sound judgement.

Bauchi State got N1,574,879,000; Zamfara, 93,253,485.00; Niger, N433,375,875; Jigawa, N208,667,634; Katsina, N1,973,209,440; Kano, N944,827,000; Adamawa, N420,089,840 and Akwa Ibom State, N43,504,000.

The disbursement to Borno, Yobe, Nasarawa, Gombe and Kaduna states was yet to be determined.

Speaking after the exercise, Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, thanked the president for the assistance and assured of justice and equity in the sharing of the money to beneficiaries.

Category: Bauchi State News

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