Federal lawmakers from the North-East met behind closed-doors with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the ongoing security challenges in that part of the country.
The lawmakers led by Senator Danjuma Goje used the opportunity to seek Osinbajo’s support for North East Redevelopment Scheme.
Goje in an interview with State House correspondents, however, said the meeting was to appreciate the efforts being put in place by President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo to restore sanity to the troubled region.
He added that members of the delegation were glad about the response they got from the vice president.
“We came to pay a courtesy call in appreciation of what the vice president has been doing to Nigeria in particular and especially the North-East zone. This delegation is a delegation of the North-East Caucus of the National Assembly.
“We have come to thank him for the special interest he and the president have been showing in trying to tackle not only the problem of insurgency but to ensure that the victims are properly settled, rehabilitated and the areas reconstructed.
“We are glad and more excited by his response. His response showed that he and the president are totally committed and they are ready to work with us and anybody who is ready to assist the victims of insurgency in the North-East.
“We on our part are ready to work with them to ensure that we deliver to our people,” he said.


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