House of Reps. Passes South East Development Commission Bill

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By Innocent Orok

At last, the Nigeria House of Representatives has passed the long awaited South East Development Commission ( SEDC) bill after fifty- thee years battle.

According to Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Commission will be charged with the responsibility of receiving and managing funds from allocation of the Federation Account for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads, houses and other infrastructural damages suffered by the region as a result of the effect of the civil war.

In addition the commission will as well tackle the ecological problems and any other related environmental or developmental challenges in the Southeast States which include Abia, Imo, Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi

Kalu wrote in his X handle
“I am delighted that the House of Representatives successfully passed the bill for the establishment of the South East Development Commission after fifty-three long years, today.

“This commission when established will be charged with the responsibility of receiving and managing funds from allocation of the Federation Account for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads, houses and other infrastructural damages suffered by the region as a result of the effect of the civil war. In addition the commission will as well tackle the ecological problems and any other related environmental or developmental challenges in the Southeast States which include Abia, Imo, Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi.

“Incidentally, the passage of this bill comes at a time when the initiative of Peace in South East Project a non kinetic approach to resolving the socio-economic and sociological challenges is being pursued.

“The enactment of this bill will instill hope and a sense of belonging among the people of the Southeast, paving the way for a new era marked by prosperity and vitality in the region.”.

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