South-East Development Commission: Unlocking latent fortunes, fostering inclusion 

By Jerry Wohu

In a nation as diverse as Nigeria, fostering unity and ensuring equitable development across all regions is crucial for sustainable progress. So, the establishment of the South-East Development Commission (SEDC), represents a significant stride towards addressing historical disparities and promoting inclusivity in the nation.

Under the visionary leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the establishment of SEDC will embody a commitment to uplifting marginalised communities in the South East geopolitical zone and also foster national cohesion.

The inherent gains derived from an assented South-East Development Commission Bill will include:-

Liberating South-Eastern Nigeria from years of subtle neglect. The South-Eastern region of Nigeria has long grappled with infrastructural deficits, economic marginalisation, and social challenges. Despite its rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit, the region has faced developmental barriers that have hindered its full potential. The creation of the SEDC will herald a new era of liberation for South-Eastern Nigeria, empowering its people and unlocking opportunities for growth.

Economic Empowerment:

The SEDC will play a pivotal role in catalyzing economic empowerment within the South-East. By investing in key sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, and technology, the commission will stimulate job creation and entrepreneurship. Access to funding, skills development programmes, and market linkages will empower local businesses, driving economic growth and reducing unemployment rates. Through targeted initiatives, the SEDC will harness the region’s untapped potential, positioning it as a hub for innovation and economic prosperity.

Infrastructure Development:

Infrastructure deficit has been a major impediment to progress in the South-East. The SEDC’s mandate will include the development of critical infrastructure such as roads, railway, and energy facilities. By enhancing connectivity and accessibility, the commission will spur trade and investment, facilitating the movement of goods and services across the region. Improved infrastructure will also enhance the quality of life for residents, providing better access to healthcare, education, and essential services.

Social Integration:

Promoting social integration and harmony is integral to the SEDC’s mission. Through community-based initiatives, the commission will foster dialogue, reconciliation, and understanding among groups in the South-East. Cultural exchange programmes, youth empowerment initiatives, and educational scholarships will promote social cohesion and celebrate the region’s diversity. By embracing inclusivity and tolerance, the SEDC will strengthen the social fabric of South-Eastern Nigeria, paving the way for peaceful co-existence and unity.

Beckoning President Bola Ahmed Tinubu: A Champion of Unity and Development

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s unwavering commitment to national unity and inclusive development will be exemplified through the establishment of the SEDC. His visionary leadership and dedication to bridging regional disparities will set the stage for transformative change in South-Eastern Nigeria. By prioritizing the needs of marginalised communities and championing initiatives that promote unity and cohesion, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has demonstrated his commitment to building a stronger, more prosperous Nigeria for all.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a titan of vision and leadership, stands as a towering figure in Nigeria’s political landscape, revered for his unwavering commitment to the betterment of the nation in all its facets. The establishment of the South-East Development Commission (SEDC) under his stewardship will stand as a testament to his foresight, compassion, and dedication to fostering national unity and progress.

President Tinubu’s visionary leadership has continually propelled Nigeria towards greater heights, steering the nation through turbulent waters with wisdom and resilience. His astute understanding of the intricate socio-economic dynamics has enabled him to identify the pressing needs of every region, including the long-neglected South-East. With the passing of the SEDC bill, President Tinubu would exhibit his profound empathy and commitment to ensuring that no corner of Nigeria is left behind.

Beyond mere rhetoric; President Tinubu has consistently translated his vision into action, spearheading initiatives that tangibly transform lives and uplift communities. The SEDC would stand as a shining example of his proactive approach to governance, as it embodies his belief in empowering the marginalised and fostering inclusive development. Through this bold move, President Tinubu would not have only addressed historical injustices but will also lay the groundwork for a more equitable and prosperous future for all Nigerians.

President Tinubu’s commitment to bettering Nigeria transcends partisan divides, embodying a statesmanlike ethos that prioritises the collective welfare over narrow interests. His tireless efforts to bridge regional divides and promote national unity have earned him the respect and admiration of Nigerians across the spectrum. With the establishment of the SEDC, President Tinubu will once again underscore his resolve to build a more cohesive and resilient nation, where every citizen can thrive and contribute to the nation’s progress.

In President Tinubu; Nigeria finds a leader whose visionary leadership, unwavering dedication, and profound empathy continue to inspire hope and confidence in a brighter tomorrow. As history unfolds, his legacy as a catalyst for positive change and unity will endure, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of the nation. Nigeria owes a debt of gratitude to President Tinubu for his transformative leadership and steadfast commitment to building a more prosperous and united nation for generations to come, even as all anticipate his assent to the SEDC Bill.


The South-East Development Commission represents a beacon of hope for the people of South-Eastern Nigeria. Under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the SEDC will embody a bold step towards national unity, cohesion, and progress. By empowering communities, fostering economic growth, and promoting social integration, the SEDC will unlock the region’s full potential, thus driving Nigeria towards a brighter future characterised by shared prosperity and inclusivity.

* Jerry Wohu, Ph,D Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

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