*BY: CHIDI OSUEKE, ABUJA*
South East Senators are upbeat on the passage of the South East Development Commission bill in the Senate on Wednesday.
Leader of the South East senate caucus,Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, said in Abuja that the bill would mitigate the sufferings occasioned by the civil war between 1967 to 1970.
Abaribe flanked by other Senators expressed appreciation for the understanding of other senators when the bill was presented by Senator Stella Oduah representing Anambra North and Senator Samuel Anyanwu representing Imo East.
“We appreciate the 8th Senate for passing the South East Development Commission bill into law and as noted by one of our colleagues, the Commission would mitigate the sufferings occasioned by the civil war between 1967 to 1970,” the caucus said.
The group expressed optimism that the lower chamber would do the concurrence, while urging President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the bill.
“We urge the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to sign the bill into law
“We are optimistic that the House of Representatives would do the concurrence of the bill.”
The Bill was sponsored by Senator Stella Oduah representing Anambra North Senatorial district and Samuel Anyanwu representing Imo East Senatorial District.
Co-sponsor of the bill, Senator Oduah was not available as at the time of this report to further speak on the Bill.