Devt commissions or conduit pipes?


By CHARLES KUMOLU, Deputy Editor

NDDC, Niger Delta, Buhari, Senate
Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC

By the time President Muhammadu Buhari would be concluding his second term on May 29, 2023, Nigeria may have added four more development commissions to the existing two.    That is if Senator Ahmed Lawan’s Ninth National Assembly goes ahead to pass the bills seeking to create South East Development Commission, South West Development Commission, North Central Development Commission and North West Development Commission.

When added to the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and North East Development Commission, NEDC, that could bring the total number to six.

It simply means that each of the nation’s six geopolitical zones may now have bodies for development in addition to state governments.

The prospects of such could have easily inspired hope in the face of general despair. But only the uninformed revel in the superficial benefits that may be derivable.

Those with a clear understanding of the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper