Bill to Establish South West, North Central Development Commissions scale second reading in Senate

Sharon EboesomiFebruary 22, 20242 min

A bill for the establishment of the North Central Development Commission also scaled second reading in the Senate.

Bill to Establish South West, North Central  Development Commissions Scale Second Reading in Senate

The Senate has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to establish the South West Development Commission, SWDC.

This was a sequel to the consideration of the document titled, “A bill for an act to Establish the South West Development Commission charged with the responsibility among others to receive and manage funds from allocation of the Federation Account, including donations and gifts, for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructural damages suffered by the region and to tackle ecological, environmental and other developmental challenges and for related matters, 2024 (SB. 68),” sponsored by Senator Olugbenga Daniel,  (APC,  Ogun East).

According to the Senator who first presented it in August 2023 for consideration and subsequent passage, when the bill is established, the Commission would be saddled with the responsibilities of managing and administering funds received from the Federation account.

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Also during Wednesday’s plenary,  a bill for establishing the North Central Development Commission scaled second reading in the Senate.

The bill titled, “Bill for an Act to Establish the North Central Development Commission as a catalyst to develop the arrays of potentials of the North Central as well as address the gap in infrastructural development of the region and for related matters, 2024 (SB. 140),” was sponsored by Senators Sani Musa (APC, Niger East) and Abba Moro (PDP,  Benue South).

Sharon Eboesomi

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