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States creation’s part of restructuring, movement tells National Assembly

By Emma Una

CALABAR—NATIONAL Association for States Creation Movement, an umbrella body of those advocating the creation of more states, has said the creation of more states is part of restructuring.

In a statement at the end of its meeting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, by its Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Akaelu, the association said: “State creation is a form of restructuring and many parts of the country are lagging behind in development because their interests are not properly captured in the states they are in.

“The Senate has taken commendable action by working on the draft bill on states creation before it, we, therefore, call on the House of Representatives to do same before the end of the tenure of this current session.”

According to the association, many more states still need to be created, including Anioma, Ogoja, Katagum, Apa, Idoma and others to give more segments of the country a sense of belonging.



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