Senator Bassey Albert Outlines Factors For Grassroots Development
By Patrick Albert
February 15, 2021
The Senator Representing Akwa Ibom North
East Senatorial District, Obong Bassey Albert
(OBA), has given insights on
factors that will boost grassroots development.
Senator Albert, chairman,
Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream),
wants the government to
deepen integrated roadmap
towards addressing the challenges of rural dwellers based
on needs assessment.
The two-term Senator made the contributions when a bill
for the establishment of 'A
National Integrated Rural
Agency' was presented on the
floor of the Senate by Senator
Stella Oduah recently.
The bill was read for a second time in December 2020
and referred to the committee
on Agriculture and Rural Development for further legislative inputs.
The bill on "A National Integrated Rural Community Development Agency seeks to
boost infrastructural development as well as improve the living standard of the people in
Senator Albert said, "It is
onus on us to come up with
laws that we believe will enhance, uplift, protect and defend the interest of our people
in rural communities.
He commended the sponsor
of the bill, Senator Stella
Oduah and reiterated that it
was long awaited as two thirds of our population lives in the rural communities.