- The deputy president of the Senate, Omo-Agege, has said the creation of new states is possible as the Senate reviews the constitution
- Omo-Agege said this when he received a delegation from Bauchi state, pushing for the creation of Katagum state
- The deputy Senate president told the delegation to also lobby leaders from other geopolitical zones in their bid to get a new state
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The deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said the creation of more states in the country is possible as the National Assembly embarks on a constitutional amendment.
Leadership newspaper reported that Omo-Agege who is the chairman of the Senate committee on constitution review made this known on Thursday, September 24, when he played host to a delegation from Katagum, Missau and Jama’are Emirates in Bauchi state.
The delegation, led by a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, visited the deputy Senate president to submit a memorandum calling for the creation of Katagum state from the present Bauchi state.
Legit.ng gathers that the senator told the delegation that the creation of more states can become reality if they lobby stakeholders from all the geo-political zones of the country.
The leader of the delegation, Alhaji, Yayale Ahmed, said the call for the creation of Katagum state dated back to 1980s.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Omo-Agege vowed that the constitution review panel would not kill any of the constitution alteration bills before it.
In a statement released by his media aide Yomi Odunuga on Sunday, September 13, Omo-Agege promised that the Senate would recommend all the bills before it goes for consideration.
He added that the Senate in the plenary would determine whether or not such proposals should be transmitted to state assemblies.
In another related report, the Senate constitution review committee said it has received at least 50 memoranda submitted by individuals and groups.
The groups that submitted their memoranda included the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere and its Niger Delta counterpart, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and Coalition of Federalists for Good Governance (CFGG).
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