Senate Proposes Bill To Create New State From Kano

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The Senate has introduced a bill seeking to create a new state from Kano, which will be called Tiga state.

According to TheCable, Kawu Sumaila, senator representing Kano South, is the sponsor of the bill, which was read for the first time on Thursday.

The legislation aims to amend the constitution to provide for the new state.

Kano, one of the most populous states in Nigeria, has 44 LGAs. It is not yet clear how the bill proposes to divide them.

This is not the first time a senator has proposed the creation of a new state.

Recall that in June, Ned Nwoko, senator representing Delta North, announced his intention to sponsor a constitutional bill to create “Anioma,” a new state in the South-East.

The South-East geopolitical zone currently has five states. Nwoko argued that creating a new state would address 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.

“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,” he said in a social media post.

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