List of New States Proposed for Creation in Nigeria.

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New States Proposed for Creation – The Nigeria  lawmakers recently has clearly stipulates the attempt and  procedures for the creation of additional states following the Section 8 of the Nigerian Constitution.

The National Assembly Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution on this note  had received dozens of requests seeking the creation of new states across the federation.

“ According to Saharareporters, the report is a gross misrepresentation of the decision of the committee on the request for creation of more states,” the statement maintained.

“Far from recommending creation of any state, the Senate Committee, while acknowledging receipts of several Bills proposing creation of new states, decided that it is not in a position to recommend or proposed the creation of any state unless there is compliance with the provisions of section 8 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic as amended.

“In view of the above, the Senate Committee is not in a position to propose creation of any state as reported. “Rather the committee decided to refer the requests received to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure compliance with section 8 of the Constitution by conducting referendum in the areas if the requests supported by at least two-thirds majority of members (representing the area demanding the creation of the new State) in the Senate, the House of Representatives and the House of Assembly in the area.”

The new states proposed for creation in Nigeria includes, ITAI State from Akwa Ibom; State status for the FCT; Katagum State from Bauchi; Okura State from Kogi East; Adada State from Enugu; Gurara State from Kaduna South; and Ijebu State from Ogun and so on.

Requirements for Creation of New States in Nigeria.

  •  The proposal must be supported by at least two-thirds majority of members (representing the area demanding the creation of the new State) in each of the following, namely (i) the Senate and the House of Representatives, (ii) the House of Assembly in respect of the area, and (iii) the local government councils in respect of the area.
  • The proposal for the creation of the state is thereafter must be approved in a referendum by at least two-thirds majority of the people of the area where the demand for creation of the state originated.
  • The result of the referendum must  then be approved by a simple majority of all the states of the Federation supported by a simple majority of members of the Houses of Assembly.
  • The proposal must be approved by a resolution passed by two-thirds majority of members of each House of the National Assembly.

New States Requests for Creation in Nigeria.

The Senate purportedly reached the decision to respect “the genuine desire of Nigerians.” Here’s the list of  of  new states proposed for creation in Nigeria which the Senate purportedly suggested in Nigeria.

    • ITAI State 

ITAI State is purportedly proposed to be created  from  part of Akwa Ibom state

    • State Status

State status  is reportedly to be created for the FCT.

    • Katagum State

Katagum State  is purportedly proposed to be created  from  part of  Bauchi

    • Okura State

Okura State proposed to be created  from  part of  Kogi East.

    • Adada State

Adada State proposed to be created  from  part of  Enugu.

    • Gurara State

Gurara State proposed to be created  from  part of  Kaduna South.

    • Ijebu State

Ijebu State proposed to be created  from  part of  Ogun.

    •  Ibadan State

 Ibadan State proposed to be created  from  part of  Oyo.

    • Tiga State

Tiga State proposed to be created  from  part of  Kano.

    • Ghari State

Ghari State proposed to be created  from  part of  Kano.

    • Amana State

Amana State proposed to be created  from  part of Adamawa.

    • Gongola State

Gongola State proposed to be created  from  part of  Adamawa.

    • Mambilla State

Mambilla State proposed to be created  from  part of  Taraba.

    • Savannah State

Savannah State proposed to be created  from  part of  Borno.

    • Okun State

Okun state proposed to be created  from  part of  Kogi.

    • Etiti State

Etiti State proposed to be created  from  part of the South East Zone.

    • Orashi State

Orashi State proposed to be created  from  part of  Imo and Anambra.

    • Njaba

Njaba proposed to be created  from  part of  the present Imo.

    • Aba State

Aba State proposed to be created  from  part of  Abia.

    • Anioma State

Anioma State proposed to be created  from  part of  Delta.

    • Oil River State

 Oil River proposed to be created  from  part of  Bayelsa Delta Rivers.

    • Bayajida

Bayajida State proposed to be created  from  part of  Katsina, Jigawa, and Zamfara.


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