Senate To Debate Report On State Creation In April

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ABUJA, March 08, (THEWILL) - The Senate will in April debate the report on State creation, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu announced today in Abuja.

Ekweremadu, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Review of Constitution told a delegation of traditional rulers from Ondo South Senatorial District led by Oba George Faduyile, the Abodi of Ikaleland who came to seek for the creation of Oluwa state out of the present Ondo state that the committee would soon stop receiving proposals for the creation of additional states.

According to him, the report will enable the Senate take bold and decisive steps towards satisfying the yearning of the people for creation of new states.

“The report will enable the Senate take bold and decisive steps towards the creation of states. If the desire of our people is for states to be created, so be it. Our job as the report will show, is to show which of the various demands are viable, justifiable and equitable.

“Our report will also include the expected role of traditional rulers in government at both the federal and state levels. Most of these traditional rulers are very experienced people who had served our country in various capacities. So we should give them roles as part of efforts to galvanize our people towards development.”

The proposed Oluwa state will comprise of five local government areas including Odigbo, Irenle, Okitipupa, Ilaje and Esodo councils in the present Ondo state. The delegation to the Deputy Senate President comprised of Oba Thomas Adesayo, Ahaba of Ajagba land, Oba Philip Kalejaye, Odede of Igboegunrin, Oba Matthew Olaseinde, Jowe of Inikorogba, Oba Fredrick Omosegbon, Niyo of Kiribo and Prince Henry Oloja, representing the movement for the creation of Oluwa state.