The National Assembly management has been directed by their President, Senator Bukola Saraki to dispense his severance allowance to Leah Sharibu’s family, and also two other aid workers Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman who were killed by Boko Haram terrorists.
Sen. Bukola Saraki who gave this instruction yesterday 9th of June 2019 also instructed that financial assistance should be given to the children of late senators who are in need to aid their schooling.To effect this, a trust fund will be created by the National Assembly Management.
Sen. Saraki stated that the use of severance package to help the selected victims was because their stories topped the list of the most pitiable humanitarian cases brought before the plenary during the four years of the eighth senate.
According to the Senator, 20 percent from the severance allowance will be given to Leah Sharibu’s family, the Christian teenager who was abducted from her boarding school in north-eastern Nigeria by Boko Haram and is yet to be rescued, and another 20 percent each, to the families of Hauwa Liman and Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan the aid workers who were captured and afterwards killed by Boko Haram.
The remaining 40 percent will be used to create a trust fund that will assist children of deceased members of the eighth senate who are in financial need for their education.
“It is my hope that this trust fund should grow with more contributions from my dear colleagues, present, past and future that may be moved to put in additional money into it. The clerk of the National Assembly will immediately get an official letter from me mandating him to act as stated above on the disbursement of my severance allowance,” he said.
News Source- Daily Times
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