North Central APC Advocates Devt Commission Amid Security, Infrastructure Challenges

By Taiwo Niyi, KWARA |

In an effort to address the pressing issues facing Nigeria’s North Central region, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recently held a critical zonal meeting in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.

The gathering brought together regional leaders to discuss developmental priorities and challenges.

During the meeting, President Bola Tinubu received praise for his effective handling of national issues and reforms, which are seen as crucial for sustainable development.

A significant proposal was the establishment of the North Central Development Commission (NCDC) to address infrastructural deficits, banditry, and other security concerns in the region.

Key priorities identified at the meeting included dredging the River Niger and reviving the Ajaokuta Steel Mill in Lokoja.

There were also calls to protect the rights of APC lawmakers in Plateau State and to appoint more party loyalists from the region to key positions.

Prominent figures in attendance included Governors AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara), Engr. Sule Abdullahi (Nasarawa), Ahmed Usman Ododo (Kogi), and Hyacinth Alia (Benue), alongside representatives from Niger State. Senators, members of the House of Representatives, ministers, and party executives also participated.

Senator George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, reiterated President Tinubu’s commitment to the region’s development and promised upcoming infrastructure projects and fairer appointments.

Governor AbdulRazaq, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum for the region, highlighted the meeting’s objectives, stressing unity, support for the President, and the pursuit of development initiatives.

The gathering also discussed forming committees focused on reconciliation and project formulation to foster unity and align government policies with regional aspirations.

Addressing concerns over insecurity, flooding, and infrastructural deficits, the governors emphasised the need for collaborative efforts and safer environment to harness the region’s vast potential in agriculture and mineral resources.

The meeting underscored the importance of ongoing party reforms and initiatives like the Progressive Institute to empower members and drive progressive policies.

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase, reiterated the call for unity and highlighted the urgent need for the NCDC and the completion of infrastructure projects to uplift the North Central region.

Conclusively, the meeting marked a significant step towards addressing the region’s challenges and fostering development through concerted efforts and collaboration among stakeholders

About Olakunle Oyedunmola

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