Fidelity Bank banner

Naira rain: Jonathan approves release of N5.7 billion to victims of 2011 post-election violence (Plus the 9 benefiting states and how much each will get)

By News Express on 25/04/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,035

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the release of a total sum of N5,747,694,780 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.

Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Dr. Reuben Abati, disclosed this in a statement released this evening in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

President Jonathan had 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 post-election violence and civil disturbances in some states after the April 2011 elections.

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.

According to Abati, 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

Abati said that 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,” the presidential spokesman said.

“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,” he added.

•Photo: President Jonathan.

Source News Express

Posted 25/04/2013 5:09:13 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

You may also like...
I am ready to name Boko Haram sponsors...

New theory: Missing jet with 239 people on...

Shake-up hits SEC after Ote's exit

CIRCUMCISION WAHALA: England-based Nigerian nurse in trouble over...


Igbo businessman slumps, dies at Lagos International airport...


Latest News Lack of political will obstructs corruption trials –CJN British trade delegation storms Anambra SEC optimistic on capital market turnaround in 2016 Nigerian Air Force gets 14 new Air Vice Marshals, 26 Air Commodores, 22 Group Captains and 91 Wing Commanders EFCC arrests Ex-Minister of State for Finance over alleged fraud ITF clears air on corruption allegations FG pledges to implement Niger Delta Master Plan Biafra activists ground Nnewi, move to Aba today •Say no peace in Nigeria until Nnamdi Kanu is released Expect clouds, rain showers, fog, mist and dust haze today —NiMET Senate directs Petroleum Ministry, NNPC, others to harmonise subsidy claims Fleeing Boko Haram terrorists nabbed in Lagos Army promotes 18 Major-Generals, 117 Brig-Gens, others


Zenith bank ASPIRE banner


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (147,810 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (135,948 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (118,765 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (113,239 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (97,490 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (86,334 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (80,561 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (78,124 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (77,786 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (76,921 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (75,707 views) Fashola seizes Obasanjo’s van; OBJ retaliates, impounds 10 Lagos Govt. luxury buses (44,963 views)


News Advertorials (2) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (13) Business (970) Business Verdict (0) Columnists (380) Complaints Forum (3) Entertainment (150) Features (222) Global Business Monitor (0) International (551) Interviews (84) Jobs & Opportunities (3) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (2) News (11,010) Opinion (395) Pidgin (3) Politics (2,454) Religion (208) Sports (794) Stock Watch (3) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera