Constitution Review: Southern and Northern Kaduna Agree to Split into 2 Additional States

Constitution Review: Southern and Northern Kaduna Agree to Split into 2 Additional States

- It appears that the southern part of Kaduna and its northern part have agreed to the split of into two additional new states

- The disclosure was made on Wednesday, May 26, by the president of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Jonathan Asake

- Both sides are of the opinion that the creation of additional from the present will go a long way to creating enduring peace in Kaduna

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A report by Nigerian Tribune indicates that the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) and its northern counterpart have agreed the split Kaduna into two new states.

Jonathan Asake, president of the SOKAPU made this known during a presentation and defence of their memos at the Senate ad-hoc Committee and the House of Reps Special Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution at the judiciary.

Constitution review: Southern and Northern Kaduna Agree to Split into two Additional States
Southern and northern Kaduna have agreed for the areas to be split into two new states. Photo credit: @elrufai
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Speaking during the presentation, on Wednesday, May 26, the president of the SOKAPU said the wish of southern Kaduna is to have a brand new constitution, not an amended one

According to him, the people who have suffered suppression and oppression for a long time are making their inputs as a people in the absence of a new constitution, Sun News reports.

While defending the memo of the group, Asake went on to note that for over thirty years they have been demanding for a state of our own.

The state called Gurara has captured all states most of our demands proposed in the 2014 Confab.

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Meanwhile, reported that following the Kaduna government's resolve to downsize the state civil service, Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday, May 26, announced the disengagement of not less than 19 political appointees.

In a statement containing the development, Governor El-Rufai said the 19 political appointees are the first set of public servants to be relieved of their duties while the rightsizing exercise continues.

Among those affected are two special advisers, a deputy chief of staff, and several special assistants. The governor expressed gratitude over the services of the departing officials in the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.


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