Bill for creation of Adada State in Southeast passes first reading at Senate

The bill seeking to create Adada State, an additional state in the South-East geo-political zone, on Tuesday passed its first reading in the House of Senate.

The bill, which has been cited as the “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2024 (SB. 482)” was sponsored by the lawmaker representing the Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Okey Ezea.

The bill, according to the lawmaker, seeks to amend Section 3(1) and the First Schedule, Part 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to allow for the creation of another state in the South-East region.

The move was aimed at bringing the number of states in the region to six as it is in other geo-political zones.

LEADING REPORTERS reports that the agitation for the creation of Adada State had started since 1983 when the late Senator Isaiah Ani, who represented the Nsukka senatorial zone in the Second Republic presented a bill.

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