Senate rejects Anambra’s inclusion in NDDC

Senate rejects Anambra’s inclusion in NDDC
There was a rowdy session on the floor of the Senate Wednesday following the rejection of the move to include Anambra State in the membership of the Niger Delta Development Commission ( NDDC).

The rejection led to bickering between Senators Tony Nwoye (LP Anambra North) and Jibrin Isah (APC Kogi East).
Senator Nwoye, in his lead debate on the bill seeking for amendment of the NDDC Act for inclusion of Anambra State, being an oil-producing state, argued that Anambra deserved to be a member of NDDC since it has been collecting the 13 percent derivation fund since 2021 on account of appreciable volume of oil production.

But most of the senators who contributed to the debate on the bill, kicked against Senator Nwoye’s argument because states like Kogi and Lagos States are not covered by NDDC operations despite being oil-producing states.

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