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Okura, Guarara, Yewa, Equity: Full list of ‘wannabe’ states requests received by the National Assembly

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Okura, Guarara, Yewa, Equity: Full list of ‘wannabe’ states requests received by the National Assembly

by Dare Lawal

Both the senate and the house of representatives did not approve the creation of any new state in their separate versions of the constitution amendment bill which would be discussed in the two chambers in the coming months.

In all, the requests for creation of new states was 61, with the South-South geo-political zone leading the pack with 17 requests; the South-West Zone  second with 15 requests; the North-Central made demands for 13 states; the South-East for nine more states; the North-West geo-political zone for six;  and the North East for 3 new states.

The senate committee on constitution review, said in its report that, “We wish to note in respect of all the requests that not all of the signatories are presently serving as members of the Senate, House of Representatives, State Houses of Assembly or Local Government Councils as required by section 8 (1) (a) of the Constitution and in some cases, the memoranda was received long after the official close of submission. As such, if the signatures of those that are no longer serving at the various legislative levels are removed, the signatures of the serving members will not satisfy the provisions of Section 8 (1) (a)(i -iii).

“In all, none of the requests for state creation at the close of receipt of memoranda satisfied the requirement of Section 8 (1)(a)(i -iii) to justify a recommendation for the next step in Section 8(1)(b) namely directing the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a referendum…”

Below is the full list of requests for new states, arranged according to geopolitical zones:

South-South

1. Ahoada State – to be created out of the present Rivers State.

2. Toru-Ebe State – to be created out of the present Delta, Edo and Ondo States.

3. Ogoja State – to be created out of the present Cross River State

4. Urhobo State – to be created out of the present Delta State

5. Minji-Se State – to be created out of the present Rivers State

6. Ado State – to be created out of the present Delta State

7. Confluence State – to be created out of the present Kogi, Edo and Nasarawa States

8. Bori State – to be created out of the present Rivers State

9&10. Anioma State – to be created out of the present Delta State. This request was presented by two different groups viz-Movement for the Creation of Anioma State and Anioma State Creation Movement

11. Oil Rivers State – to be created out of the present Akwa Ibom and Rivers States

12. Warri State – to be created out of the present Delta State

13. New Delta State – to be created out of the present Delta State

14. Ethiope State – to be created out of the present Delta State

15. Sombreiro State – to be created out of the present Rivers State

16. Coast State – to be created out of the present Delta State.

17. Itai State – to be created out of the present Akwa Ibom State.

South-East

1. Aba State – to be created out of the present Abia State

2. Adada State – to be created out of the present Enugu State

3. Orashi State – to be created out of the present Imo and Anambra States

4.  Ugwuaku State – to be created out of the present Imo, Abia, Anambra and Enugu States

5. Etiti State – to be created out of the present Enugu, Anambra, Imo and Abia States

6. Equity State – to be created out of the present Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Imo and Ebonyi States

7. Njaba State – to be created out of the present Imo State

8. Orimili State – to be created out of the present Anambra State

9. Anim State (merger of Njaba and Orashi States) – to be created out of the present Imo and Anambra States.

South-West

1.  Toru-Ebe State – to be created out of the present Delta, Edo and Ondo State

2. New Oyo State – to be created as part of the states of the Federation of Nigeria

3.  Remo-Ijebu State – to be created out of the present Ogun State

4. Ijesha State – to be created out of the present Osun State (This request was presented by two separate groups -Ijesha State Creation Movement and Movement for the Creation of Ijesha State)

5. Oduduwa State – to be created out of the present Osun State

6. Ijebu State – with Ijebu Ode as the capital

7. Ibadan State – to be created out of the present Oyo State

8. Yewa State – to be created out of the present Ogun State

9. Ose State – to be created out of the present Ondo State

10. Ijesha State – to be created out of present Osun State

11. Lagoon State – to be created out of the present Lagos State

12.  Oluwa State – to be created out of the present Ondo State

13. Oke-Ogun State – to be created out of the present Oyo State

14. Igbomina State – to be created out of the present Osun and Kwara States.

15.  Ilaje State – to be created out of the present Ondo State

North-West

1.  Gurara State – to be created out of the present Kaduna State

2. New Kaduna State – to be created out of the present Kaduna State

3. Tiga State – to be created out of the present Kano State

4. Ghari State – to be created out of the present Kano State

5. Karaduwa State – to be created out of the present Katsina State

6.  Hadejia State – to be created out of the present Jigawa State

North-Central

1. Apa State – to be created out of the present Benue State

2. Kainji State – to be created out of the present Niger State

3. Edu State – to be created out of the present Niger and Kwara States

4. Confluence State – to be created out of the present Kogi, Edo and Nasarawa States

5.  Okura State – to be created out of the present Kogi State

6. Borgu State – to be created out of the present Kebbi, Kwara and Niger States

7. Okun State – to be created out of the present Ekiti, Ondo, Kwara and Kogi States

8.  Lowland State – to be created out of the present Plateau State

9. South Plateau State – to be created out of the present Plateau State

10. Gboko State – to be created out of the present Benue State

11. Binda State – to be created out of the present Benue State

12. Kabba State – to be created out of the present Kogi State

13. Katsina-Ala State – to be created out of the present Benue and Taraba States.

North-East

1. Katagum State – to be created out of the present Bauchi State

2. Amana State – to be created out of the present Adamawa State

3. Savanah State – to be created out of the present Borno State.

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