Senate Passes N’West Devt Commission, NYSC Trust Fund Bills For Second Reading

The Senate has passed second-reading bills seeking the establishment of the North West Development Commission (NWDC) and the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund.
They were passed for a second reading following debates on their general principles during plenary on Thursday.
Leading debate on the proposed NWDC, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Jibrin Barau, who sponsored it, said the proposed agency when established would catalyze to development of the arrays of potential of the North West as well as address the gap in infrastructural development of the region.
He lamented that the infrastructure of the zone had been immensely destroyed by the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents, bandits and kidnappers, leading to the exodus of investors, businessmen, managers of companies and employees.

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