The House of Representatives on Thursday revisited a bill seeking to establish the South East Development Commission.
The bill is a concurrent bill from the Senate and is seeking a Commission to develop the Eastern region following environmental degradation, civil war among other issues.
The bill seeking to develop the South East Development Commission was first introduced last year but did not see the light of the day.
It was earlier rejected by the Lawmakers who opined that Nigeria currently has too many commissions established.
May 15, 2019 will mark another milestone when passed with a recurrence of the bill from the Senate.
Given the floor to some Lawmakers who spoke against the bill, they say establishing too many commissions is no good news for the country hence there is no justification to that effect .
Most of the Lawmakers from the Northern part of the country all spoke with one voice, rejection of the bill.
Other Lawmakers who spoke in favour of the bill reminded the House of the need to reconstruct and rehabilitate the region as well as address the problem of environmental degradation.
After much argument and heated debate the bill was put to a voice vote by the presiding Speaker Lasuf Yusuf with the Ayes having their way .