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Death of 26 Nigerian girls: Senate tells FG to declare emergency on unemployment

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The Senate is set to investigate the death of 26 young Nigerian girls on the Mediterranean while travelling to Italy.

The decision was taken following a resolution on a motion “On death of 26 Young Nigerian Girls en route Italy”, sponsored by Rose Oko (PDP-Cross-River) during Thursday’s plenary.

The Senate also commended the Italian authorities for immediately stepping into the matter with the hope of resolving the murders.

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The Red Chamber therefore called on the Federal Government to set up an inter-agency Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigerian Immigration Service, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons to immediately work out a strategy to check such development.

The Senate also called on government to declare a state of emergency on unemployment and come out with more pro-active measures to engage the youth.