Senate introduces bill to create new state from Kano

The senate has introduced a bill seeking to create Tiga, a new state, from Kano.


Kawu Sumaila, senator representing Kano south, is the sponsor of the bill that was read for the first time on Thursday.


The legislation is seeking to alter the constitution to create the provision of the new state.


Kano, one of the populous states in Nigeria, has 44 LGAs. It is not clear how the bill seeks to divide them.


This is not the first time that a senator is proposing a new state.


In June, Ned Nwoko, senator representing Delta north, said he would sponsor a constitutional bill to create “Anioma”, a new state in the south-east.


The south-east geo-political zone currently has five states.


The senator said the creation of a new state would address the “longstanding imbalance in the geopolitical distribution of states in Nigeria”.


“The South East geopolitical zone currently has five states, unlike its counterparts, except for the North West, which has seven states,” he had said in a social media post at the time.


“This disparity results in an imbalance of representation and resources, with the South East having only 15 lawmakers compared to the 18 lawmakers of other zones in the senate.”

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