Passage of South East Development Commission Bill crucial to address Igbo needs-Senator Ubah

The member representing Anambra South Senatorial zone, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has commended the Upper Chamber for passing the South East Development Commission Bill which he said he introduced to the present 10th Senate.

Addressing his constituents in Nnewi, Anambra State, yesterday, Senator Ubah said he had highlighted the importance of the South East Development Commission Bill in addressing the developmental challenges faced by the South East region of Nigeria, and emphasized the need for targeted interventions to promote economic growth, infrastructure development, and social welfare in the region.

He appreciated the Senate on behalf of the South East Senators and Honourable Members for the success of the Bill.

“On Tuesday March 5, 2024, at the floor of the Nigerian Senate, I relied on Order 42 of the Senate Standing Rules to appreciate the Upper Chamber for passing the South East Development Commission Bill which I introduced to the present 10th Senate after which it passed First Reading on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 as SB.129. I further commended the Senate for working tirelessly to ensure that the Bill process was not discontinued after its First Reading and for diligently working to ensure its passage.

“It is expected that it would not only put the perceived marginalization of the South East to an end but would also when signed into law, enable the South East zone to benefit directly from federal government intervention programmes which are already being enjoyed by other zones like the South South and North East through the Niger Delta Development Commission and North East Development Commission respectively.

“The present federal government is committed to the development of various regions of the country and I am confident that the Senate would prioritize the implementation of the Bill when signed into law and would also ensure that the Commission is effectively established and empowered to fulfill its mandate.

“Ndị nkem (my people), my commitment to working towards the development and prosperity of our Senatorial district, South East region and the country as a whole is sacrosanct, and I would always put in my best to ensure that your interests are always protected, “Senator Ubah said.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *