How Did 26 Nigerian Women Die In Spanish Warship? NASS Probes
The committees on Diaspora, Foreign Affairs and Special Duties of the two arms of the National Assembly have been mandated to investigate the death of 26 Nigerians, whose bodies were found in Spanish warship.
At the plenary on Thursday, the Senate presided over by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu mandated the committee to liaise with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and submit the report within four weeks.
The same was done at the House of Representatives where the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara presided as the lawmakers directed the committees to investigate the matter.
Early this week, an Italian newspaper showed that the bodies of 26 Nigerian women between the ages of 14 and 18 were in Spanish warship, Cantabria.
Resolutions of the Senate, yesterday, were the sequel to a motion by Senator Rose Oko (PDP, Cross River North), entitled, “The Death of 26 young Nigerian girls’ en route Italy.”
After the two chambers had observed a minute silence for the repose of the dead girls, Ekweremadu, advised young Nigerians not to travel without genuine documents, calling on them to collaborate with the government in revamping the country’s economy.
Earlier in her presentation, Senator Rose Oko (PDP Senator) said, among others: “The Senate notes the mass exodus of our young boys and girls illegally attempting to emigrate to Europe especially to Italy and Spain.