Pres. Jonathan Approves N5.7 Billion For Direct Disbursement To Victims Of 2011 Post Election Violence In Nine Northern State

Pres. Jonathan Approves N5.7 Billion For Direct Disbursement To Victims Of 2011 Post Election Violence In Nine Northern State


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the release of a total sum of N5,747,694,780.00 to nine states of the federation for direct
disbursement to those who suffered losses of properties, means of livelihood and places of worship in the post election violence of 2011.

It will be recalled that following the post election violence and civil
disturbances in some states after the April 2011 elections President
Jonathan set up a Panel of Enquiry headed by Sheik Ahmed Lemu to among other things, identify the spread and extent of losses suffered across the country.

Following the submission of the Lemu Panel’s report and its adoption by the Federal Executive Council, the Federal Ministry of Lands and Housing was mandated to assess the reported losses and damage to properties in all affected states.

Based on the Ministry’s report, President Jonathan has approved the release of funds to nine of the 14 affected states as follows:

1.      Bauchi                 –        N1,574,879,000.00

2.    Sokoto                 –        N55,888,506.00

3.    Zamfara               –        N93,253,485.00

4.    Niger                    –        N433,375,875.00

5.     Jigawa                 –        N208,667,634.00

6.    Katsina                –        N1,973,209,440.00

7.     Kano                    –        N944,827,000.00

8.    Adamawa            –        N420,089,840.00

9.    Akwa Ibom          –        N43,504,000.00

Total                –        N5,747,694,780.00

President Jonathan has also directed that an Implementation Committee for the disbursement of the funds to beneficiaries in the nine states be constituted as follows:

1. Executive Governor  or Deputy Governor  – Chairman

2.    Representative of State Government  -Member

3.    Secretary of the Sheik Lemu Panel -Member

4.    Representative of the OSGF     -Member

5.     Representative of the FMLH&UD  -Member

Inspection and assessment of damages and losses suffered are yet to be carried out in Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Kaduna and Nasarawa states as modalities and further instructions for the exercise are still being expected from the state governments.

Funds to cover the losses sustained by victims of the post election violence in theses five states will be approved and released at the conclusion of the assessment exercise.

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the release of a total sum of N5,747,694,780.00 to nine states of the federation for direct
disbursement to those who suffered losses of properties, means of livelihood and places of worship in the post election violence of 2011.

It will be recalled that following the post election violence and civil
disturbances in some states after the April 2011 elections President
Jonathan set up a Panel of Enquiry headed by Sheik Ahmed Lemu to among other things, identify the spread and extent of losses suffered across the country.

Following the submission of the Lemu Panel’s report and its adoption by the Federal Executive Council, the Federal Ministry of Lands and Housing was mandated to assess the reported losses and damage to properties in all affected states.

Based on the Ministry’s report, President Jonathan has approved the release of funds to nine of the 14 affected states as follows:

1.      Bauchi                 –        N1,574,879,000.00

2.    Sokoto                 –        N55,888,506.00

3.    Zamfara               –        N93,253,485.00

4.    Niger                    –        N433,375,875.00

5.     Jigawa                 –        N208,667,634.00

6.    Katsina                –        N1,973,209,440.00

7.     Kano                    –        N944,827,000.00

8.    Adamawa            –        N420,089,840.00

9.    Akwa Ibom          –        N43,504,000.00

Total                –        N5,747,694,780.00

President Jonathan has also directed that an Implementation Committee for the disbursement of the funds to beneficiaries in the nine states be constituted as follows:

1. Executive Governor  or Deputy Governor  – Chairman

2.    Representative of State Government  -Member

3.    Secretary of the Sheik Lemu Panel -Member

4.    Representative of the OSGF     -Member

5.     Representative of the FMLH&UD  -Member

Inspection and assessment of damages and losses suffered are yet to be carried out in Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Kaduna and Nasarawa states as modalities and further instructions for the exercise are still being expected from the state governments.

Funds to cover the losses sustained by victims of the post election violence in theses five states will be approved and released at the conclusion of the assessment exercise.

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