Committee Denies Senate’s Rejection Of Southern Kaduna Crisis Report

Chairman, Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Southern
Kaduna crisis, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, on Thursday said
that the Senate did not reject the committee’s
report as reported by some media. Gaya, while briefing newsmen said, “I submitted a
report on Southern Kaduna crisis and other states
to the Senate. I was disturbed when some
newspapers said the report was rejected.” “The committee is a very sensitive and important
committee. We have eight more states to go. If
you say that the reports from Kaduna and Zamfara
were rejected, it means that you are going to cast
doubt on the remaining eight states. “This may be very difficult for us to come up with
very good resolutions,” he said. According to the lawmaker, the committee
members were well received by the government
and the people of Kaduna. He said that “there were trouble makers living in
the forest calling on the Kaduna State Government
to find a way of evacuating them from the affected
areas to enable the residents return to their farms.” SENATE CHAMBER The lawmaker said that part of the committee’s
recommendation was to grant traditional rulers
some roles to play in tackling the issue. “Traditional rulers should be given a role to play,
unfortunately they don’t have any role in the
constitution, and therefore their roles are limited. “There is a serious need to review either the
constitution to give traditional rulers a role to
play,” he said. He also noted that in Zamfara, there were more
killings from 2012 to 2016. “However, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, had set up a
dialogue committee to ensure that there was calm
in the affected areas.

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