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National Assembly actively working on solutions to multi-faceted crises, says Saraki

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the red chamber is working towards finding a solution to multi-faceted crisis rocking the nation.

Nigeria has been witnessing a lot of security challenges notably from the beginning of year 2018.

Saraki stated this when he and a delegation of Senators arrived Benue State, where they were received by Governor Samuel Ortom on their visit to Abagena IDP camp.

Benue has witnessed lots of killings in the hands of killer herdsmen and bandits with over 500 killed in 2018.

“The insecurity in the North East weighs heavily on my mind. Our children are living and experiencing things no child should. We continue to work to keep them safe and have passed the North East Development Commission Act into law to protect our children from the destabilization.

“I decided to mark Childrens Day at the Abagena IDP Camp in Benue, with those who, due to no fault of theirs, find themselves internally displaced on a day that is set aside for the nation to celebrate her greatest assets, the children.

“We chose to visit Abagena IDP Camp today, to spend some time with the children and inspect the facilities, as we actively work on solutions to the multi-faceted crises that are stretching our security.

He pointed that the National Assembly is doing its part to ensure there is right legislation in place, however, enforcement is key.

“Existing legal frameworks have not been consistently applied, resulting in a stubborn gap between the legal and policy framework and practice.

“We are developing a framework that will address the issues faced by our children covering healthcare, security, education and their welfare,” he said.