Southeast commission will end Ndigbo marginalisation, says Ubah

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has welcomed the passage of a bill seeking the establishment of Southeast Development Commission.

Ubah, who represents Anambra South in the Senate, said yesterday that the commission would, when operational, end the marginalisation of the Southeast and some of its challenges.

He added in a statement made available to reporters by his media office, that the Bola Tinubu administration was committed to fair representation of the six geo-political blocks in the country in the scheme of things.

Ubah said that as Senator, he would work in tandem with his colleagues to ensure that every aspect of the bill was implemented when signed into law.

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The lawmaker recalled his contributions to the passage of the bill and commended all National Assembly members for their roles.

His statement reads: “In further appreciation of the Senate on behalf of the Southeast Senators and honourable members, I highlighted the importance of the South East Development Commission Bill in addressing the developmental challenges faced by the Southeast region of Nigeria

“I also emphasised the need for targeted interventions to promote economic growth, infrastructure development, and social welfare in the region.

“I reiterated that it would not only put the perceived marginalisation of the Southeast to an end but would also, when signed into law, enable the Southeast zone to benefit directly from Federal Government’s intervention programmes which are already being enjoyed by other zones like the Southsouth and Northeast through the Niger Delta Development Commission and Northeast Development Commission respectively.

“The present Federal Government is committed to the development of various regions of the country and I am confident that the Senate would prioritise the implementation of the bill when signed into law and would also ensure that the commission is effectively established and empowered to fulfil its mandate.”

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