Senator Barau optimistic about NWDC bill assent by President Tinubu

Senator Barau Jibrin, the Deputy President of the Senate, has expressed confidence that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will sign the North West Development Commission (NWDC) Bill into law.

The bill, which aims to tackle the various challenges in the North West geopolitical zone, has successfully passed through both chambers of the National Assembly.

In a statement on Tuesday by his media aide, Ismail Mudashir, Senator Barau, who sponsored the bill, confirmed that preparations are underway to transmit the bill to the presidency.

He noted that the bill’s passage reflects President Tinubu’s commitment to revitalizing Nigeria and steering it towards progress and prosperity.

The NWDC’s establishment is designed to address issues facing the seven states within the North West zone—Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Zamfara—as well as benefiting the nation overall.

Senator Barau emphasized the region’s role as Nigeria’s “food basket” and emphasized the commission’s mission to restore infrastructure damaged by Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.

Senator Barau also expressed gratitude to Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and his colleagues in both chambers for their support in passing the bill.

He highlighted the importance of the commission in overcoming regional and national challenges and reiterated his optimism about President Tinubu’s imminent assent to the bill. This, he believes, aligns with the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda for transforming the country.

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