House Of Reps Passes Bill For The Establishment Of South East Devpt Commission

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The Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu has expressed joy over the successful passage of the bill for the Establishment of the South East Development Commission by the House of Representatives after fifty-three long years, today.

The Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Benjamin Kalu, who is also the member representing Bende Federal Constituency and the sponsor of the bill said the 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, he said 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”, he stated.

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