Full list: Reps member Oluwole Oke proposes creation of new states in Nigeria

Full list: Reps member Oluwole Oke proposes creation of new states in Nigeria

  • Oluwole Oke, a lawmaker in the House of Representatives, has sponsored a bill that would establish three more states in Nigeria
  • In a letter forwarded to the clerk of the house, the bill sought to create Oke-Ogun, Ijebu and Ife Ijesa states while listing their capitals and the number of local governments
  • If the bill scales through and is passed into law, the southwest will become the region with the highest number of states in Nigeria

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FCT, Abuja - A House of Representatives member, Oluwole Oke, is set to propose a bill to create three states in the southwest geopolitical zones.

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Oke, a lawmaker representing the people of Obokun/Oriade federal constituency in Osun state, is the chairman of the House Committee on judiciary.

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Lawmaker proposes bill to create three new states in Nigeria Photo Credit: Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, PhD, House of Representatives
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Nigeria's new states to be created

According to TheCable, the bill sought to amend the first schedule, part I of the constitution, to establish new states.

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The new states are:

  1. Oke-Ogun
  2. Ijebu
  3. Ife-Ijesa

According to the draft bill, Oke-Ogun state will have Iseyin as its capital city and 12 local governments, The Punch reported.

Ijebu state, if created, will have Ijebu Ode as its capital, with at least nine local governments, while the Ife Ijesa state will consist of 11 LGAs and its capital will be Ile-Ife.

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The bill was addressed to the House of Reps clerk, dated February 6, and was expected to be listed for first reading.

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If the lawmakers allow the bill to scale through and it's passed into law, the southwest will become the region with the highest number of states in Nigeria.

Recall that the military created the 36 states in Nigeria, and the National Assembly is currently amending the 1999 constitutions.

Benjamin Kalu, the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, disclosed in January 2023 that the ongoing constitutional amendment would be completed by December 2025.

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The lawmakers are also looking toward establishing vocational and skill acquisition, cancer research, and entrepreneurship centres nationwide.

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