There was uproar in Senate yesterday when a bill seeking to establish the South East Development Commission (SEDC) scaled through second reading.
The bill which was rejected at the House of Representatives last week, scaled through second reading during plenary session.
Sponsored by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP, Imo), the bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service for further legislative actions with four weeks timeframe.
Leading the debate, Anyanwu said SEDC, when established would serve as a catalyst for the development of the commercial potentials of the South-East.
He said the establishment of the Commission will tackle infrastructural deficit as well as engage the youth in productive ventures in the region.
When Senate President Bukola Saraki raised question on whether the bill should scale through second reading or not, senators voted for it.