By Peter Duru
MAKURDIâ€”The Benue State House of Assembly has thrown its weight behind the agitation for the creation of Aba State out of the present Abia state.
Speaking while receiving a high powered delegation from Abia StateÂ in his office yesterday,Â Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Mr. Terseer Tsumba described the agitation for the creation of Aba State as genuine and meritorious,Â which deserved the support of Benue State Assembly.
Tsumba, who described Aba as the commercial heartbeat of the of the South East zone, noted that creating Aba State out of the present Abia State would not only be viable but laudable.
He assured that the Benue State House of Assembly would not hesitate to endorse the referendum for the creation of the state, whenever the need arises.
The Benue State Assembly Speaker also intimated his guests of the agitation for the creation of a state out of the present Benue State.
He urged the Abia State delegation to reciprocate the support of the Benue State Assembly by supporting the demand for the creation of an additional state out of the present Benue State.
Tsuma emphasized that the agitations for states creation in the country was a welcome development, asserting that the creation of more states in the country would take development closer to the people.