Boko Haram: N/East senators demand development commission

boko-haramSenators-elect from the North-East have called for the creation of North-East Development Commission to rebuild the region following its destruction by the terrorist activities of Boko Haram.

The senator-elect for Adamawa North and chairperson of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State, Binta Garba, who spoke on behalf of her colleagues in Abuja, lamented the level of destruction by Boko Haram in the geo-political zone.

To assist those who were lucky to survive the reign of terror, the senator-elect said it was necessary to push for a bill to create the commission to fast track the re-settlement of indigenes of the affected communities.

She, however, said the call that either the Senate Presidency or Deputy Senate Presidency should be zoned to the North-East was based on equity and the belief that with a principal officer in the senate, the rebuilding and rehabilitation plans for the region would be effectively carried out.

“I can inform you that senators-elect from my region, my state inclusive, have agreed to work on a bill for the creation of a North-East Development Commission. We believe such an agency will spearhead the rebuilding of the region, Adamawa State inclusive”, Garba said.