The National Assembly has promised to transmit the South East Development Commission (SEDC) Bill to President Bola Tinubu for assent.

This followed the adoption of the conference report of the SEDC Bill by the Senate at plenary on Tuesday. The adoption of the report followed the consideration of the conference committee report on the bill presented at plenary by the chairman of the Senate Committees on Judiciary, Mohammed Monguno.

The bill seeks to establish the SEDC to manage infrastructural development, such as the construction and rehabilitation of roads, houses, and other projects in the southeastern region.

The agency will also be empowered to tackle ecological problems and any other related environmental or developmental challenges in the region.

Recall, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, and some other lawmakers from the South-East reintroduced the bill in the lower chamber last year.

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