The senate may consider the request by the ten members of Yenagoa MV Crew for rehabilitation.
The deputy leader of the Senate, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), gave this indication during an interactive session with National Assembly Correspondents in Abuja.
Senator Egba said that he would bring their request to the attention of the Upper House and other relevant authorities .
Our correspondent reports that Yenagoa MV was attacked by some Somali pirates on August 4, 2008, and was released on June 5, this year, at the intervention of the senate through a motion by Ndoma-Egba urging the Federal Government to take steps to free the crew members held hostage by the pirates.
Ndoma-Egba, who received the crew members in his office last week, undertook to take up the matter of rehabilitating them with relevant authorities.
The crew members were in his office to thank him for acting on the petition sent to him by members of their families.
According to him, “No Nigerian deserves to pass through the harrowing experience of captivity in the hands of Somali pirates.
“This gratitude should have been given to the Senate President and the entire senate. It is gratifying that for once, the public is happy with a routine function of the senate”.
“The petition about your plight was submitted in January this year and I am blind to the issue of tribe when dealing with people”.