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What South East Development Commission will do for region – Senator Umeh

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The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Victor Umeh has expressed optimism that the South East Development Commission Bill when passed into law will boost economic activities in the geopolitical zone.

He said when passed, the commission will scale up economic activities by bringing together resources of the five South-Eastern states to tackle major projects that will benefit the zone.

Senator Umeh stated this while addressing journalists on national issues at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Council Area.

He said, “The bill for the South East Development Commission presented by Senator Sam Anyanwu and co-sponsored by all the Senators from the South East, was aimed at addressing the decay in infrastructural development in the South East geopolitical zone occasioned by the civil war.”

Senator Umeh argued that the federal government brought a Bill for the establishment of North East Development Commission due to the activities of Boko-Harm in the area, and that the South-East deserved same, considering their plight during the civil war.

He recalled that the federal government promised Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Reconciliation to the South-East which never saw the light of the day, stating categorically that the activities of the Boko Haram in North-East are nowhere close to that of the civil war in South-East.

Giving an insight into the positive implications of the commission on the South-East region, Senator Umeh, who is also the APGA candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial District in the next month general election, revealed that one per cent of ecological fund available to Nigeria in its annual budget will be allocated to the Commission to combat issues of erosion menace and infrastructure deficit in the region while the federal government will also be contributing the 15 per cent of the monthly allocation accruable to the five South-Eastern states to the commission to boost funds at its disposal.

Source: http://dailypost.ng/2019/01/11/south-east-development-commission-will-region-senator-umeh/

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