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2011 Post-Election Violence – FG Disburses Over N5.7 Billion to Affected States

| May 18, 2013 More

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo yesterday disbursed the sum of N5,747,649,780.00 to the eight states affected by the 2011 post-election violence and civil disturbances.

“It is with deepest sense of sorrow that President Goodluck 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”, Sambo stated while disbursing the said money in his office yesterday.

Sambo expressed regret that after the transparent efforts that produced the election that was universally acknowledged as being highly successful, the national joy was marred by sporadic acts of violence and civil disturbance in some parts of the country.

He noted, however, that the programmes of the administration are on course, and said that no amount of crisis or violence would pose a challenge to the resolve to deliver on government’s promises as well as ensure the safety and security of all citizens.

Sambo said “President Jonathan in his magnanimity has graciously approved the disbursement of financial assistance to the victims of the 2011 post-election violence” after a painstaking process of assessments, verification and collaboration between the Federal Government and the concerned States.

He commended the panel of Investigation on the 2011 Election Violence and Civil Disturbances, chaired by Hon. (Dr) Sheik Ahmed Lemu and Justice Samson O. Uwaifo as Vice Chairman, for showing great courage, dedication and sound judgement that assisted the country at a very critical moment.

The following states affected by the post-election violence and the corresponding amount given to each of them are as follows: Bauchi State, – N1,574,879,000; Zamfara State – 93,253,485.00; Niger State – N433,375,875; Jigawa State – N208,667,634.00; Katsina State – N1,973,209,440.00; Kano State – N944,827,000.00; Adamawa State – N420,089,840.00; AkwaIbom State – N43,504,000.00.

Borno, Yobe, Nassarawa, Gombe and Kaduna States are yet to get their own funds.

Responding on behalf of the benefitting states, the Governor of Bauchi State, Isah Yuguda, expressed appreciation to President Jonathan for the assistance and assured that justice and equity would be done to the funds.

Category: Bauchi State News

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