Nigeria Owes Southeast One More State – Joe Igbokwe


Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State has reacted to moves to create a state for the Southeast.

Igbokwe applauded the move, saying the renewed agitation for the creation of more states in the Southeast is in the right direction.

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Posting on his Facebook, the APC chieftain wrote:“Nigeria is still owing the Southeast additional one state and one governor.”

Igbokwe’s remark comes as the bill seeking to create Adada State passed its first reading in the Senate on Tuesday.

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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 Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Okey Ezea.

Ezea said the bill 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.

Also, the bill for the creation of Etiti State passed its first reading in the House of Representatives.

If the bill scales through, Etiti will be created from Anambra, Abia, Imo, Enugu and Ebonyi States.

Five members of the House of Representatives, Amobi Ogah, Miriam Onuoha, Kama Nkemkama, Chinwe Nnabuife, and Anayo Onwuegbu, presented the proposal to form a new state from the five states in the region.

Etiti will consist of 11 Local Government Areas selected from the mentioned states with the capital city designated to be situated in Lokpanta.

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