by Ajadi Daniel
A bill seeking for the establishment of North East Development Commission has been passed by the Nigerian Senate. Despite earlier discordance over funding sources and headquarters, the bill scaled through the third reading on Thursday.
For the purpose of rebuilding the North East through the proposed NEDC, the Senate approved the allocation of three percent of Value Added Tax accrual to the Federal Government in the next 10 years.
The report on the commission was laid by Murtala Nyako (APC- Adamawa), chairman of the house committee on special duties.
The Senate president in his remark after the passage of the bill said, “With this commission, I hope we can collaborate and address humanitarian crisis and challenges in the North East.”
The bill would be transferred by the Senate to the House of Representatives for concurrence before being forwarded to the President for his assent. If the bill sees the light of the day, the commission will be headquartered in Borno State, worst hit by Boko Haram terrorism.
The question is whether this bill can effectively put an end to the humanitarian crisis in this region. One would actually not deny the fact that there is a humanitarian crisis in the north east which if not addressed could complicate matters and jeopardize the war against terrorism, and if we acknowledge this, then such commission might just be the right way to go. But the usual problem in this part of the world has to do with accountability and transparency. It is not enough to table these problems and challenges and then come out with this kind of commission.
There must be laid down processes of holding such commission accountable to their mandate, especially if we are willing to speed up development in the north east thus bringing it at par with the southern states.
Let us have your opinion and discussion on this issue.
Every weekend i used to go to see this web page, because
i wish for enjoyment, for the reason that this this website conations actually fastidious funny data too.
It is not my first time to pay a visit this web page, i am browsing this site dailly and
take pleasant information from here every day.
I really like what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work and reporting!
Keep up the awesome works guys I’ve included you
guys to our blogroll.
Great weblog here! Also your website so much up fast! What web
host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link for your host?
I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol
Hi are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog
world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you require any coding expertise to
make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I am curious to find out what blog platform you happen to be utilizing?
I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest blog and I would like to find something more safe.
Do you have any solutions?
Wow, this paragraph is fastidious, my younger sister is analyzing
these things, therefore I am going to convey her.
Good article. I absolutely love this website.
Keep it up!
Great article! This is the type of information that should be shared around the net.
Disgrace on Google for now not positioning this publish higher!
Come on over and visit my web site . Thank you =)
I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
I got this web site from my buddy who told me on the topic of this web page and now this time I am browsing this web site and reading
very informative articles at this place.
Thanks for some other informative blog. Where else could I get that type of info written in such an ideal method?
I’ve a undertaking that I am simply now working on, and
I have been at the glance out for such info.
My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s
to be precisely what I’m looking for. Would you offer
guest writers to write content to suit your needs? I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a lot of the
subjects you write with regards to here. Again, awesome blog!
I’m more than happy to uncover this web site. I want to to thank you for your time
just for this wonderful read!! I definitely savored every little bit of
it and I have you book marked to check out new stuff in your website.
I seriously love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme.
Did you build this web site yourself? Please reply back
as I’m wanting to create my own website and would like to learn where you
got this from or just what the theme is called. Thank you!
Hi it’s me, I am also visiting this web page on a regular basis, this site is in fact nice and the visitors are in fact
sharing good thoughts.