The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district at the 9th Nigerian Senate, Senator Rochas Okorocha while presenting a bill for the establishment of the South East Development Commission in the Federal Republic of Nigeria today at the Senate, made a startling statement that whatever is given to the Igbos is given to Nigeria.
According to him ” “When we talk about the unity of Nigeria, Igbos contribute 75%. The feelings of neglect by the South East needs to be corrected.”
He went ahead to say that there is a need to erase the feeling of neglect in the South East by the Federal Government and the establishment of the South East Development Commission will be a good starting point.
The bill was also supported by Senator Michael Nnachi, in his words he said;
“The essence of this Commission is to come out with something positive in the development of the nation.”- Senator Kabiru Gaya. “I stand to support this Bill.”
Senator Barau Jibrin in support of the bill also said;
“It is good to look at the peculiarities and fashion out a way to address the challenges. Let all of us support this Bill so that we make Nigeria a better place.”.
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