RURAL AREAS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (ESTABLISHMENT, ETC) BILL

With the recognition that a higher percentage of the populace live in the rural areas and that an aggressive and coordinated development of the rural areas will arrest the Rural-Urban drift of the population and ensure speedy development of these areas, the main objective of the bill is to create a specific Agency charged with the task of the development of rural areas and subsume the rural development component of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development under the Agency. This is in acknowledgment of the fact that Enugu North is largely a rural constituency.