APC Stakeholders Want North Central Development Commission.

APC Stakeholders Want North Central Development Commission.

Stakeholders and members of North Central All Progressives Congress are calling for the establishment of the North Central Development Commission to address issues affecting the region.

In separate speeches at the APC North Central zonal meeting held in Lafia, the stakeholders said, the region had been hit by too many crises, while, stressing the need for establishment of the commission.

The leaders also called for the dredging of River Niger, resuscitation of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex, respect for the rights of the APC lawmakers in Plateau under the law, and more A-list appointments for party loyalists from the region, and listed other issues affecting the region like infrastructural deficits, banditry, flooding and other violent crimes, adding that, they constituted a great setback to subsistence and large scale farming, and also commended President Bola Tinubu for his impressive handling of national issues, including the reforms which the meeting observed would enhance sustainable development.

Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue said, the region was yet to recover from the 2022 flood that damaged crops and livestock, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people across the region, while, Governor Usman Ododo of Kogi State aligned himself with his colleagues, saying the region needs synergy to tackle the myriad of issues affecting it.

On his part, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State called for more unity and collaboration among leaders for the purpose of achieving collective goals of development, peace, and security in the region, while, Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, who is the Nigeria Governors Forum chairman and APC coordinating governor for the North Central, said the meeting was called to thank members and stakeholders for the support for the party, foster unity among stakeholders, and discuss issues of human and infrastructure development affecting the region.

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