‘Odidiomo’ Expresses Delight Over Passage of SWDC Bill


Hon. Adedeji Dhikrullahi Olajide, member representing Ibadan North-West/Ibadan South-West Federal Constituency of Oyo state in the House of Representatives, has expressed delight at the passage of the bill seeking to establish the South West Development Commission (SWDC), by lower house of the National Assembly.

According to a statement by Tolu Mustapha, Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Hon. Adedeji Dhikrullahi Olajide, the South West Development Commission Bill is modeled after the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), North East Development Commission (NEDC), and South East Development Commission (SEDC), which have been instrumental in transforming their respective regions.

He said, the South West Development Commission Bill, which has been passed to the Senate for concurrence legislation, when signed into law by the President, will focus on addressing the specific challenges facing the South West region, including infrastructure development, education, healthcare and economic empowerment.

Hon. Olajide, who is also the Oyo state representative on the Constitution Amendment Committee of the National Assembly, expressed his delight at the passage of the bill, describing it as a testament to the commitment of the National Assembly to the development of the region.

“The passage of this bill is a significant milestone in our quest for economic development and improved standard of living in the South West region,” he said.

“We are grateful to our colleagues who supported the bill and we look forward to its concurrence by the Senate.

“We are confident that the South West Development Commission will make a significant impact in the region and complement the efforts of the state governments,” Hon. Olajide added.

Speaking further on the provisions of the bill, Hon. Adedeji Olajide said that once signed into law, the South West Development Commission will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and programs aimed at promoting economic development and improving the standard of living in the South West region.

He said the establishment of the commission is expected to bring significant development to the region, create jobs, improve infrastructure, increase economic activity, and will also be responsible for the management of funds allocated to the commission, which will be used to finance development projects in the region.

Hon. Olajide called on the South West caucus of the Senate to give accelerated attention to the bill to ensure its quick passage into law, the statement concluded.