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Boko Haram: North East Dev. Commission Bill Ready For Public Hearing...Lawmaker

By Tom Garba, Yola
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Ravaged by the activity of dreaded Boko Haram Terrorists a Bill for the establishment of North East Development Commission is ready for public hearing.

Hon. Lawan Garba, Member representing Yola North, Yola South and Girei Federal Constituency confirmed the development in an interview with Newsmen in Yola.

Garba said that the bill has already passed first and second reading in the National Assembly.

“So far the bill for the establishment of North East Development Commission has passed first and second reading.

“It’s now going into public reading for favorable consideration Garba said.

The lawmaker expressed worried that the devastation caused by Boko Haram would take the region many years to recover.

He urged civil society groups and prominent people of the region and its well wishers to massively take the advantage and participate in the public hearing.

On Women and Youth empowerment programme, he said that over 200 youths and women were trained and assisted in various skills acquisitions for self reliance.

“Under the programme over 200 youth and women benefited in agriculture, welding, borehole repairs, computer training among others,” Garba said.