National Assembly Determined to Create States

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National Assembly Determined to Create States

Post  nex on Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:15 pm

Following the successful amendment of some sections of the 1999 Constitution, the National Assembly in now poised for the second phase which bothers on creation of States.
Senate President, Senator David Mark insisted yesterday when he received separate delegations from Hadejia State Creation Movement from the present Jigawa State and Ibarapa Consultative Forum from the present Oyo State that the exercise is paramount in response to the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.

Mark stated that, “As elected representatives of the people, we carry the burden of the people and we respond in a manner that would meet their yearnings and aspirations”.
According to him, all the demands are genuine and desirable but which shall consider each and every of the request base on merit and it must include but not limited to economic and political viability of the proposed State.
The President of the Senate expressed optimism that creation of more States would bring government nearer to the people and ultimately usher in an era of even development and healthy competition between and among the federating States.

He assured that National Assembly would be guided by patriotism and rule of law which he believes would give all sections of Nigeria a sense of belonging.
Presenting the demand for the creation of Hadejia State from the present Jigawa State, Speaker of the State Assembly, Adamu Ahmed Sarawa urged the National Assembly in the discharge of their duties to help build a happy and stable Nigeria nation by addressing areas of deep seated and genuine grievances against unfair treatment of previous States creation exercises.

In his presentation, Chairman of Ibarapa Consultative Forum, Asiwaju Moses Fagbohun said they are supporting the demand for creation of Ibadan State out the present Oyo State, saying, “We associate ourselves with the creation of Ibadan State and we implore the Senate to grant the request.

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