A FORMER senator, Shehu Sani says some Nigerian agencies in charge of emergencies and individuals in the presidency have turned the humanitarian crises in the Northeast to a profiteering industry.
“What we are witnessing besides genuine organisations that are helping in the Northeast, there are parasites who are profiteering from the crisis in the Northeast,” Sani who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Senate said.
Sani said this has continued unchecked due to lack of transparency and accountability in the way funds are spent to assuage the sufferings of victims of the crisis.
“They have turned the humanitarian crisis into the humanitarian industry,” he added while speaking at a workshop on Forced Displacement held in Abuja on Tuesday.
The workshop with the theme: Rethinking humanitarian action in situations of forced displacement: Focus on Northeast Nigeria was organised by De Montfort University, Leicester.
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