By: IBRAHIM SHEHU
The House of Representatives has reiterated its commitment towards improving infrastructure at the rural areas across the country.
The Chairman, House Committee on Rural Development Mr. Marcus Onobun
who stated this is Abuja , sai this is because committee that directly affects the 360 members of the house since they all represent rural communities.
“In fact, it is important to note that it is the constituents of these rural areas that chose us to represent them in order for them to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
“If you look closely at the composition of all the committees, you’ll discover that this Committee is one of the few that has exceeded the membership number of 40 prescribed by the House. This goes to show the importance of the committee.
While expressing the Committee’s readiness to interface with relevant Ministries and Agencies, Mr. Onobun expressed his resolve to synergize with other Standing Committees where there are overlapping functions.
The Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Mohamud Audu, stressed the need to replicate development at the urban areas to the rural areas.