Senate President Bukola Saraki has commended the Nigerian president Mohammadu Bihari for signing the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Act into law.
According to a statement by Senator Saraki and made available to NGHUBS, the senate president said NEDC will help hasten up development in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
“I remember that shortly after this 8th Senate was inaugurated, on the 3rd of August, 2015, we visited the areas in the North East — including Borno — that were ravaged by the insurgency and made a promise that this Bill would be passed and signed into law. For me, this is a great day.
“Now that the NEDC Act has the full force and effect of the law, it is my hope that we can collectively work towards the rehabilitation, reconstruction and rebuilding of the North East.
“It is my hope that the NEDC will help alleviate the suffering of the millions of Nigerians whose lives have been affected in that zone.”