Nigeria's central region otherwise called the Middle Belt might be suffering underdevelopment due to lack of adequate legislative representation.

A member of the country's House of Representative, Hon. Solomon Maren says many proposals by legislators from the region have been struck out for failing to secure majority votes in the parliament.

Addressing a General Church Council (GCC) meeting of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Jos, the capital of North central Plateau State on Tuesday, Mr. Maren blamed constitutional lapses for the shortfall.

"Our population (from the Middlebelt) in the House of Reps combined with that of the entire Southeast is only equal to that of the Northwest alone," he said.

Given that democracy is all about equal rights however, the lawmaker who represents Mangu/Bokkos constituency in the federal legislature called for the restructuring of the country's political structure to allow for equal representation of states in the legislative.