Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: 2011 Post-Election Violence - Kaduna to Pay Victims N150,000 Compensation

Zaria — Kaduna State government said more than 4,000 persons, whose houses were damaged in the April 2011 post-election violence in the state, would receive N150,000 each as compensation.

The money is part of the relief package provided to the victims by the government.

The Dep. Gov., Amb. Nuhu Bajoga, announced this while inaugurating the programme in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Monday.

Bajoga, represented by Alhaji Ja'afaru Makarfi, Chairman of the Jama'atul Nasir Islam in the state, said the victims included 180 and 3,000 people in northern and southern parts of the state respectively.

"Owners of the houses verified and found to be authentic will receive a cheque of N150,000 each, while affected mosques and churches will be given N100,000 each.

"Victims from Northern Kaduna Senatorial District are to converge in Zaria, those from Southern Kaduna are to receive their money in Kafanchan and Kaduna central in Kaduna," he said.

According to him, the state government will spend N401 million in the three senatorial districts.

Bajoga appealed to the victims to be patient as no assistance would be adequate.

The Chairman, Zaria Local Government, Alhaji Lawal Balarabe, appealed to those not captured in the list to be patient.

He called on the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money. (NAN)

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.