OHANAEZE NDIGBO SPPORT SOUTH EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION BILL. CALL FOR A REVISIT OF THE BILL AND THE APPOINTMENT OF DG OF PENCOM FROM THE SOUTH EAST. MOURN PROF BEN OBUMSELU
Ohanaeze Ndigbo hereby state its support for the SOUTH EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION bill proposed by Representatives of the zone in the House of Representatives. It is a worthy bill that should be represented in the House. . It is unfortunate that the bill was rejected in the House probably because it was misunderstood.. All parts of the country need even development and the South East zone has peculiar challenges being the only zone with five states in the country , situation that makes it loose more than three hundred billion Naira annually from the centre beside other opportunities its denied because of that.
The post war 3 Rs was not implemented effectively , hence the lack of federal presence in the zone. We call on our brothers from the North who rejected the bill not to panic or do same when its represented . The bill if passed will help to event attenuate centrifugal forces in the country.
Also , the Ohanaeze Ndigbo call on the federal government to either re-instate the DG of PENCOM, Mrs Chinelo Anohu Amazu who was unlawfully terminated or replace her with a South Easter as the law setting up the Commision stated. It is a gross violation of the law that set up the commission for some one outside the South East to replace Mrs Anohu. All Nigerians should impinge it on the federal government to do the right thing over that matter to avoid impending litigation on it. The National Assembly should also reject the confirmation of any appointee for the position not from the South East as the law stated.
Finally Ohanaeze Ndigbo commiserates with the family of Prof Ben Obumselu. its former Deputy President General for his demise. He was a colossus, literary giant and an African statesman of immense proportion. May his gentle soul rest in peace . Amen.
CHUKS IBEGBU, NATIONAL DEPUTY PUBLICITY SECRETARY, OHANAEZE NDIGBO WORLD WIDE