FG To Establish South-East Development Commission
Just About 50 years after the Nigeria/Biafra Civil war, FG is set to establish South-East Development Commission. The bill for the establishment of South-East Development Commission (SEDC) in other to rehabilitate and reconstruct the region is expected to be read for the second time in the Federal House of Representative any time soon.
Reasons for Establish South East Development Commission
The main purpose for Establishing the South-East Development Commission (SEDC) includes the following
- Serving as Catalyst to develop the commercial potentials of the South-East.
- To receive and manage funds from allocation of the Federation for the rehabilitation, reconstruction and reparation for houses and businesses of victims of the Civil War.
- To address any other environmental or developmental challenges.
The developmrnt bill is sponsored by the Deputy Whip of the House, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha; Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu; Chukwuka Onyema and 80 others, cutting across different regions of Nigeria.
As proposed by the bill, which had overwhelming support, the commission’s chairman will be from the five South-East states, beginning with Abia state down to other states of the South East Region.