Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Yusuf A. Yusuf, has said that the Federal Government is spending N5 billion monthly on the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northeast.
Yusuf disclosed this in Abuja at the weekend while briefing newsmen in Abuja on his committee’s findings after an oversight visit to various IDP camps in the northeast.
The lawmaker said the government must stop “IDP syndrome”, noting that there were no resources to sustain spending such a huge amount on the IDPs.
He charged the security agencies to do more to end the insurgency so that people could safely return to their various towns and villages.
He said: “It is a very sad thing that I have seen in the IDP camps. There are 2.7 million people in the IDP camps. No amount of resources that can sustain or take care of their palliatives