NCPF commends Senate for passage NCDC bill to law 

The North Central People’s Forum (NCPF) has commended the Senate for the passage of the North Central Development Commission (NCDC) Establishment Bill into law.

A statement by NCPF said the Forum received with tremendous excitement and deep appreciation the news of the successful passage the NCDC establishment bill into law.

The Forum said: “This highly laudable and landmark bill has come at the most appropriate time, to assist towards rapid socio-economic development of the North Central zone of Nigeria, which had suffered great setback and neglect in the past.

“North central states made up of Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Benue, Niger, Kwara, and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is naturally endowed with arable land for agriculture, huge solid mineral deposits, oil and gas, long stretch of rivers Niger and Benue, as well as huge potential for tourism with beautiful and attractive sites such as Zuma rock, waterfalls and forest reserves, found in several locations in the zone.

“In spite its huge potentials, the North central zone has remained largely underdeveloped due to insecurity problems that has bedeviled its landscape, such as farmer/herders clashes, banditry/kidnapping, flood disaster, etc. which has hindered its people from engaging in productive economic activities, such as farming and trading.”