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Special commission to compensate civil war victims proposed

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CIVIL war victims from South East have a course to rejoice as a bill for an act to establish a commission to rehabilitate and reconstruct South East as well as compensate them is on course.

  The piece of legislation which is expected to be read a second time is entitled “An Act Establishing South East Development Commission to serve catalyst to develop the commercial potential at South East, will receive and manage funds from allocation of the federation for the retaliation, reconstruction and reparation for houses and business of victims of the civil war and address any other environmental or development challenges.

  The bill which is sponsored by the deputy Chief Whip of the House of Reps, Nkiruka Onyejeocha, Minority Leader, Ndudi Godwin Elumelu, Chukwuka Onyema and 80 others cutting across all regions of the country has an overwhelming support.

 “According to the bill, “it seeks to establish the South East Development Commission to be charged with the responsibility of managing and administering for effectiveness, the sums received from the allocation from the federal account for reinvigorating the commercial potentials of the South East and for overall economic development of the South East”

  The commission further seeks to appoint its chairman from the five South East States, Starting with Abia.

  The chairman of the commission is expected to be appointed by the president and given the order to manage and utilise from many sources including one percent of the Ecological fund.

  He will be tasked to formulate policies for the administration of the commission, implement its strategies and others.

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