25.1 C
Abuja

Senate proposes creation of Southwest Development Commission

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement

IBIKUNLE Amosun, Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District has sponsored a bill seeking to establish the Southwest Development Commission. 

The bill is titled “South West Development Commission (Est, etc) Bill, 2019 (SB. 167)” and was read for the first time at the Senate plenary session presided over by Senate President Ahmed Lawan.

It eventually passed the first reading.

Amosun, the ex-governor of Ogun State, had introduced the bill in collaboration with members of the upper chamber from the South-west region of the country.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time Senate moves to establish the Southwest Development Commission.

Gbenga Bareehu Ashafa, Senator representing Lagos East in the Eight National Assembly, introduced a similar bill in December 2018 that passed only first reading.

- Advertisement -

Regional development commissions that have fully come into existence are the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) established in the year 2000 and the Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) in 2017. The primary legislative function of these commissions is to fast-track progress by tackling developmental challenges across the states they cover.

Stella Oduah, senator representing Anambra North had also re-introduced the bill that seeks the creation of the Southeast Development Commission on Tuesday. The bill had been earlier passed by the Eight National Assembly in December 2018 but was not assented to by President Muhamadu Buhari.

The newly introduced bill by Amosun is not yet uploaded on the National Assembly website.

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

NESG asks FG to cut leakages, reduce cost of governance

THE board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has directed the...

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers offers scholarships

THE World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is inviting applications for its...

EFCC arraigns fake Air Force officer over job scam

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a fake Air Force officer,...

How leaked letter over missing funds led to my suspension at CBN — Sanusi

FORMER Emir of Kano Lamido Sanusi has revealed how the leaked confidential letter he...

Nigeria’s minister becomes only African to join global league of cybersecurity experts

THE Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami has been bestowed with a...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement