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Confab Delegates Call For State Creation
Thu, 10 Apr 2014   ||   Nigeria,

Some delegates to the national conference have called for the creation of more states to address issues of marginalisation and minority in the country.

They made the call in Abuja on Thursday while deliberating on President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech on March 17.

Mr Emmanuel Tsamdu, representing Former Local Government Chairmen, from North East, said creation of more states would help the marginalised groups or ethnic minorities to have a sense of belonging.

“It may interest you to know that I am from one of the most marginalised part of this country.

“Our past leader and hero, late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Saudana of Sokoto promised that we should be treated equally with other provinces, such as Borno, Adamawa and Bauchi but today it is only my province that is not a state.

“I therefore call on Nigerians to look into this matter and create a state where the minorities will be put together not to be marginalised and this state will be called Amana State, from Adamawa state, ’’ Tsamdu said.

He also stressed the need for Nigerians to improve the security of the country especially the North East zone.

Justice F. F. Tabai, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, representing the Judiciary also called for the creation of more states to carry along the marginalised group in the country.

“I also support the call for the creation of state,’’ Tabai said.

Also Mr John Uko, a delegate representing North Central also called for state creation and power rotation at all levels of government.

“The minority have been given attention in Mr President’s speech as he emphasised on inclusion, consensus and harmony.

“Let us support states creation and power rotation at all levels of government. In the way the Idoma and Igede minority of Benue State can dream big dreams,’’ Uko said. (NAN)



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