Senate Considers Bill On South West Development Commission

A bill seeking the establishment of the south west development commission has been introduced in the senate.

The bill went through the first reading at the Thursday plenary of the senate.

The bill was sponsored by all the senators from the south west region.

Former governor Ibikunle Amosun who moved the motion on behalf of other South West Senators explains that the motive is not to replicate similar development commissions in the country.

Amosun says the bill will enhance infrastructural development of the region, which according to him has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the country.

The senator cites the example of Lagos, which he says required a special status and Ogun State which has emerged as Nigeria’s industrial hub, as well as the growing population in the region.

The bill is coming on the heel of the one seeking the establishment of the South East development which was also read for the first time on Wednesday in the Senate.


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