The member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency at the Nigerian House of Representatives, Istifanus Gyang has proposed the establishment of a special fund to cater for "host communities" of urban centres across the country.

This comes after the Federal Government announced a N10bn special intervention fund for communities affected by violent attacks which Mr. Gyang had advocated.

The latest fund being canvassed by the reps member, somewhat similar to the rebuilding fund approved by the FG seeks to compensate for the "displacements" and "disempowerments" suffered by communities during urban development.

Speaking at a Cultural Festival Organized by the Anaguta nation, a minor ethnic group in Plateau State, ID Gyang as he is fondly called said urban development most times results in the displacement and disempowerment of host communities, thereby diminishing them economically and otherwise.

He said, "Their farmlands and by implication, their economic livelihoods are taken as urbanization sets in, creating socioeconomic disadvantages for them." (Paraphrased).

The special fund according to him therefore would give the host communities a sense of belonging by renewing their socioeconomic performances.

Gyang, who is contesting for the Plateau Northern Senatorial seat come 2019 equally condemned the habit of limiting child births in the name of family planning without considering its sociocultural and political implications.

He therefore advocated for a minimum of five children per family especially amongst minority tribes.

The lawmaker who further called on ethnic minorities to rally around one another as a show of solidarity and appreciation in the face of political competitions pledged to be part of the "solution" seeking process if elected.