Daily Trust (Abuja)

6 December 2012

Nigeria: Yauri Emirate Petitions Tambuwal Over Hyperdec Bill

The Yauri Emirate Development Association has petitioned the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, over what they called "manipulation" of the Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPERDEC) bill.

A delegation of the emirate led by Professor Mahdi Adamu Ngaski Emeritus, which visited Tambuwal in his office yesterday in Abuja, informed him that under the first Act assented by President Goodluck Jonathan, Kebbi State was to produce the chairman of the commission but now the status has been changed by the Senate's amendment.

"Under the present amendment, Benue State which was not even part of the commission, is now given priority and they are to produce the chairman while Kebbi especially Yauri emirate has suffered most from the creation of the Kainji Dam," he said.

Responding, Tambuwal said the House was interested more in the "interest of the people not the politics involved."

The HYPERDEC bill was signed into law in 2010 by Jonathan.

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