THE coalition of North-East Civil Society Organisations (NECSO) has backed the leadership of the North East Development Commission (NEDC).
The group urged the House of Representatives to apologise for the accusation of misappropriation of funds by the leadership of the commission.
President of the North East Youth Initiatives for Peace and Good Governance, Mohammed Rilwan said on Monday.
He said the allegation had created unnecessary, avoidable confusion and distraction for the leadership of the commission.
Rilwan noted that NEDC had performed creditably well and was contributing immensely to the infrastructural and socio-economic development of the North East region.
“We see the action of the lawmakers as a smear campaign against the Commission and to the North East which will eventually fail in its entirety.