SOUTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION BILL:
PRESIDENTIAL AIDE ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LAUDS SEN. IFEANYI UBAH
Hon. Barr. Chioma Nweze, The Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) on Community Engagement (South East) has showered encomium on Senator Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, The senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District for reintroducing the South-East Development Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (SB.129) which has passed the First Reading in the Nigerian Senate.
Baring her mind on the relevance of the bill, Barr. Chioma Nweze stated that the re-introduction of the bill was timely at a time the South East zone is yearning for more Federal presence to boost the Economic potentials of the zone while facing existential threats of erosion, insecurity and educational decline leading to increasing number of out of school children.
Barr. Nweze had earlier at the Igbo day celebration held in Enugu made a call to Ndigbo to remain united, resolute and embrace the think home philosophy while synergising with the federal government towards the upliftment of the South East geographical Zone.
She futher assured of the commitment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu towards
the development and harnessing of the potentials of South East Zone for the profitability of the nation, hence, his appointment of His Excellency Distinguished Senator David Umahi as the Honourable Minister of Works and other notable sons and daughters of Igbo nation into key federal positions to ensure the inclusivity of the zone.
Barr. Nweze called on Ndigbo to support the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he is determined to bring unprecedented development to the zone in-line with the Renewed Hope Agenda which entails inclusive development of all zones without leaving any section of the country behind.
The South-East Development Commission Bill (SEDC) when established, will be responsible for coordinating and implementing development projects and programs in the region in partnership with state governments, local communities, and other relevant stakeholders to identify the needs and priorities of our region and develop strategies to address them.
The Commission will have the power to receive and manage funds from the federal government, international donors, and other sources for the purpose of implementing development projects, promote and facilitate investments in the South-East region and work to attract both local and foreign investors and prioritize the development ocritical infrastructure such as roads, bridges and water resources, and will also focus on improving access to quality education and healthcare services, as well as promoting agriculture and other economic sectors in the region.
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