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Nigeria’s Senate Makes Unbelievable Decision to Create New States

Nigeria’s Senate Makes Unbelievable Decision to Create New States

  • Nigeria’s Senate Committee has proposed that a poll is conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the establishment of 20 new states
  • According to the Nation, the committee reached this decision after considering several elements, including civilian administration’s right to create states
  • Some of the requests are the formation of Ijebu state out of Ogun, Ibadan state out of Oyo, State status from the FCT, and Etiti State from the South East Zone

Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Constitution Review has proposed the creation of 20 new states in the country.

The committee has suggested that a poll be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 20 new states.

The committee reached the decision after considering factors such as the ability of civilian administration to create new states.

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The list of requests for new states is quite long and it is expected that a referendum will be conducted for at least 20 states.

The States proposed for creation can be seen below;

State status from the FCT (Abuja)

ITAI State from Akwa Ibom State

Katagum State from Bauchi State

Okura State from Eastern Kogi

Adada State from Enugu State

Gurara State from Kaduna South

Ijebu State from Ogun State

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Ibadan State from Oyo State

Tiga and Ghari States from Kano

Amana and Gongola states from Adamawa

Mambilla State from Taraba State

Savannah State from Borno

Okun state from Kogi State

Etiti State from the South East Zone

Orashi State from Imo and Anambra

Njaba State from Imo

Excision of Aba State from Abia State

Anioma State from Delta State

Torogbene and Oil River States, from Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states

Bayajida State from regions of Katsina, Zamfara, and Jigawa

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