Reps Receive Proposal Seeking Creation of New States in South-West

A proposal before the House of Representatives seeks to create three additional states in the South-West zone of Nigeria.

Sponsored by Oluwole Oke, the lawmaker representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency, Osun State, the legislation aims to establish separate states named Oke-Ogun, Ijebu, and Ife-Ijesa.

The proposed bill, titled “A Bill for an Act to modify the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as revised),” aims to make changes to the First Schedule, Part I of the Constitution.

Below are the key details for each proposed state:

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  1. Oke-Ogun State:

– Capital City: Iseyin
– Local Government Areas (LGAs): Olorunsogo, Irepo, Oorerelope, Ogbomosho North, Ogbomosho South, Saki-East, Saki-West, Atisbo, Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Kajola, and Iseyin.

  1. Ijebu State:

– Capital City: Ijebu Ode
– LGAs: Ijebu East, Ijebu North-East, Ijebu Ode, Ikenne, Odogbolu, Ogun Waterside, Remo North, and Sagamu.

  1. Ife Ijesa State:

– LGAs: Atakunmosa East, Atakunmosa West, Boluwaduro, Ife Central, Ife East, Ife North, Ife South, Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Oboku, and Oriade.

In a letter dated February 6, 2024, addressed to the Clerk of the House, Oke stated his intention to move the bill forward in the House of Representatives.

Oke said:

I wish to forward the above mentioned bill to your office for further necessary legislative action to enable me move same in our great Green Chamber, sir.”

If successful, the proposal will reshape the political landscape of the South-West region, which currently comprises six states: Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, and Ekiti.

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