Senate consider monitoring NGOs aids and funds

The Senate is deliberating the option of examining and monitoring how nongovernmental organisations spend aid and donor fund that they receive for their activities.

Senator Oloriegbe Yahaya (Ilorin West) had moved the motion on the need to make development aids more effective to work for Nigerians; and it was seconded by Senator Ali Ndume ( Borno South), who lamented that “there are about 75 NGOs scattered in Maiduguri that nobody knows what they do.”

“A lot of resources are given to non-state actors without knowing what they are used for,” Senator Ajibola Bashiru (Osun Central) lamented.

The Senate also directed the relevant standing committee that oversees Ministries, Departments and Agencies, who are beneficiaries of development aids/grants, to request for, analyse and consider such aid/grants in appropriation of funds for the MDAs activities.

The senators advised the State Planning Commissions and House of Assemblies to domesticate and implement federal policies and laws that will enable the states to achieve aids effectiveness.

Speaking on the importance of the legislation, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan said “This is also an important topic that forms our legislative agenda.

“Aids to Nigeria should not be treated like it is treated elsewhere.

“We need a framework that will ensure that if there is any aid given to us, it must be for the benefit of our people.”



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here