FEAR OF DIVISION? Nigerians move for creation of more states.

Date: 21-02-2012 8:47 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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    The National Assembly has received 45 memoranda requesting the creation of new states from the existing 36 states of the federation.

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who stated this at a public lecture organised by a group of lawyers of the South East extraction in Lagos on Friday, said the requests were presented to the National Assembly by various groups from different parts of the country.

Speaking on 'Constitution Amendment and State Creation,' Ekweremadu, who is the Chairman of the Senate's Constitution Review Committee, said about 34 of such memoranda were intra-state demands, seven interstate, while four cut across geopolitical zones.

According to him, minority fears, search for equity, speedy development and quest for political empires and influence by the elite are some of the key factors responsible for the proliferation of states and the agitations for more since independence.

He noted that Nigeria would therefore become a federation of 81 states should all the requests be granted.

Raising fundamental questions on the state creation debate, Ekweremadu stated, “Has the creation of more states allayed the fears of minorities and the feelings of marginalisation and domination?

“Has it resulted in good governance and speedier development at state levels than we had before?

“If it is meant to bring governance closer to the people, what then is the essence of the local government areas? Importantly too, is the proliferation of states and even the extant ones viable and self-sustainable?

“Again, at a time the global trend is aggressively moving towards the contraction of the size of government and cost of governance and at a time the nation is already sweating profusely under the yoke of unwieldy size of government at the federal, state, and local levels, can we really sustain the status-quo let alone create new burdens?”




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Posted: at 21-02-2012 08:47 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- winace at 21-02-2012 11:10 PM (12 years ago)
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If they like let them creat 100 state, if we can no longer stay together, we will definitely break up.
Posted: at 21-02-2012 11:10 PM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ILOVEIT at 22-02-2012 12:35 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: Bachelorette on 21-02-2012 08:47 PM
     The National Assembly has received 45 memoranda requesting the creation of new states from the existing 36 states of the federation.

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who stated this at a public lecture organised by a group of lawyers of the South East extraction in Lagos on Friday, said the requests were presented to the National Assembly by various groups from different parts of the country.

Speaking on 'Constitution Amendment and State Creation,' Ekweremadu, who is the Chairman of the Senate's Constitution Review Committee, said about 34 of such memoranda were intra-state demands, seven interstate, while four cut across geopolitical zones.

According to him, minority fears, search for equity, speedy development and quest for political empires and influence by the elite are some of the key factors responsible for the proliferation of states and the agitations for more since independence.

He noted that Nigeria would therefore become a federation of 81 states should all the requests be granted.

Raising fundamental questions on the state creation debate, Ekweremadu stated, “Has the creation of more states allayed the fears of minorities and the feelings of marginalisation and domination?

“Has it resulted in good governance and speedier development at state levels than we had before?

“If it is meant to bring governance closer to the people, what then is the essence of the local government areas? Importantly too, is the proliferation of states and even the extant ones viable and self-sustainable?

“Again, at a time the global trend is aggressively moving towards the contraction of the size of government and cost of governance and at a time the nation is already sweating profusely under the yoke of unwieldy size of government at the federal, state, and local levels, can we really sustain the status-quo let alone create new burdens?”




http://odili.net/news/source/2012/feb/19/833.html


81 states  Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?....una dey useless!!

Posted: at 22-02-2012 12:35 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- waffirian at 22-02-2012 12:38 AM (12 years ago)
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realistically we need more states in naija, take 4 instant in delta state
Posted: at 22-02-2012 12:38 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- edobaking at 22-02-2012 12:39 AM (12 years ago)
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1000 state is not too much, more governor more  chairman and cancelore buisness more politicians to shear the oil money has usual b4 the oil dry up...
Posted: at 22-02-2012 12:39 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Diamond4u at 22-02-2012 12:46 AM (12 years ago)
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phyuk
Posted: at 22-02-2012 12:46 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Senegal at 22-02-2012 01:12 AM (12 years ago)
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Not interested
Posted: at 22-02-2012 01:12 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- donfred34 at 22-02-2012 02:30 AM (12 years ago)
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I personally surpport the motion of new state creation in Nigeria. By creating more state, it will improve the rate of development in the country at large. Moreover, the previous states that was created, of which their capital were not properly placed or located, will be corrected.e.g Delta state with their capital at Asaba,the capital of that state its not well placed geographically because a headquarter of a state can´t be placed at an extreem end of the state.
Posted: at 22-02-2012 02:30 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- Simon-Zeletus at 22-02-2012 05:39 AM (12 years ago)
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More states please
Posted: at 22-02-2012 05:39 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fuckinjoe at 22-02-2012 05:43 AM (12 years ago)
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we don't need more states..........just divide the damn country!!

Posted: at 22-02-2012 05:43 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 22-02-2012 07:04 AM (12 years ago)
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Good but more rooms to steal money

Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:04 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Tomnwakor at 22-02-2012 07:07 AM (12 years ago)
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my village is about 2 become state.
Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:07 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 22-02-2012 07:08 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: donfred34 on 22-02-2012 02:30 AM
I personally surpport the motion of new state creation in Nigeria. By creating more state, it will improve the rate of development in the country at large. Moreover, the previous states that was created, of which their capital were not properly placed or located, will be corrected.e.g Delta state with their capital at Asaba,the capital of that state its not well placed geographically because a headquarter of a state can´t be placed at an extreem end of the state.

the one they created before, wetin we gain...? abegi

Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:08 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Tomnwakor at 22-02-2012 07:08 AM (12 years ago)
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my village is about 2 become a state.
Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:08 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ebiskey at 22-02-2012 07:14 AM (12 years ago)
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New states should be created but not as much as mentioned, the state should be created where necessary. Not creating of State for selfish reasons as the Northerners did of old, creating state for small towns in the north so that they can share the state's allocation. But creating States from too large States. better still take statistics to know where state creation is necessary. Inter n Intra state creation depends upon the so called law makers in Naija. However, create more States.
Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:14 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 22-02-2012 07:20 AM (12 years ago)
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Abeg make dem help us to Create a state for boko haram, They can call the state BOKO HARAM state, Ajanni Aboki Mugun will be the stupid Governor. 

Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:20 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 22-02-2012 07:28 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 22-02-2012 07:20 AM
Abeg make dem help us to Create a state for boko haram, They can call the state BOKO HARAM state, Ajanni Aboki Mugun will be the stupid Governor. 
very good ..if ajanni no die before that time...
Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:28 AM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 22-02-2012 07:32 AM (12 years ago)
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                     BOKO HARAM STATE OF DEAD...THEM SHOULD CREATE THAT TOO ..and send all the abokis there to die..even ajanni too .. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:32 AM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 22-02-2012 07:32 AM (12 years ago)
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                     BOKO HARAM STATE OF DEAD...THEM SHOULD CREATE THAT TOO ..and send all the abokis there to die..even ajanni too .. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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- aso4life1 at 22-02-2012 07:34 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: dickman2 on 22-02-2012 07:28 AM
very good ..if ajanni no die before that time...

i want make dem bomb ajanni in office with that im belle, he be real mugun na

Posted: at 22-02-2012 07:34 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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