Senate introduces bill to create new state from Kano

The Senate has introduced a bill asking for the creation of a new state from Kano State which will be called Tiga. The bill, which is sponsored by the senator representing Kano South, Kawu Sumaila, was first read in the red chamber on Thursday with the legislation seeking to alter the constitution for the creation of the new state. Kano is one of the most populated states in the country, with a total of 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs), making it unclear how the bill seeks to divide each. This is, however, not the first time that a senator would be proposing a new state following the proposal of the senator representing Delta North, Ned Nwoko. READ ALSO: Yusuf affirms Kano’s push for educational advancement Nwoko came up with a proposal in June 2024, expressing his readiness to sponsor a constitutional bill to create a new state in the Southeast known as “Anioma”. In his argument, Nwoko said that the Southeast geopolitical zone of the country currently has five states and the creation of a new one would go a long way in addressing the “longstanding imbalance in the geopolitical distribution of states in Nigeria”. “The South East geopolitical zone currently has five states, unlike its counterparts, except for the North West, which has seven states,” Nwoko said in a post on his X handle last month. “This disparity results in an imbalance of representation and resources, with the South East having only 15 lawmakers compared to the 18 lawmakers of other zones in the senate.” Meanwhile, the Kano Government in an unequivocal proclamation on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to revolutionise the educational landscape towards a more unified, inclusive, and responsive framework within the state. This was contained in a statement issued by Governor Abba Yusuf’s spokesperson, Sanusi Tofa. The governor reaffirmed the commitment at the inauguration of a two-day Kano State Education Recovery Conference held at the Convocation Arena, Bayero University, Kano. The post Senate introduces bill to create new state from Kano appeared first on Guardian Nigeria News.

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