Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday in Abuja charged senators from the North-east to show more than a fleeting concern to the victims of Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern part of the country.
He also asked to step up their personal efforts and commitment to the anti-terrorism war of the federal government to help make the region safer for the people.
Osinbajo spoke when he received in his office at the presidential Villa a delegation of the North-East Caucus in the National Assembly led by its Chairman, Senator Danjuma Goje.
He stated that the President Mohammadu Buhari government was committed to working with the them to rid the area of terrorism.
He said: “We need to be able to coordinate all efforts because by the very nature of the efforts, they are huge and so many. There should be a very careful plan that will take into account all the different efforts, to weigh them and see how we can be able to develop the region.
“It would appear we have done a good thing, but if we don’t pay personal attention to this, as individuals and leaders, nothing would be done.
“Ordinary people in the North-East like the farmers, men and women out there will not get anything in terms of rehabilitation except by personal attention and commitment of government leaders.
“The Buhari administration is absolutely committed to working with you. The Buhari administration is ready to work with the National Assembly as committed partners in the recovery of the North-East to bring succour to the people of the region’’.
In his remarks, the leader of the delegation, Senator Danjuma Goje told the Vice President that the delegation was in his office to express the appreciation of the legislators to the commitment of the Buhari administration to the rebuilding of the region.
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