by Tolu Orekoya
There may be moves by the legislative arm of the government to add six additional states to equalise each geo-political zone to 7 states each, according to, Uche Ekwunife, member of the House of Representatives representing Anambra State. She revealed the decision to newsmen in Awka on Tuesday to say that 36 states was not enough to adequately administer the needs for all people.
It should be noted that the United States, with 10 times the land mass of Nigeria, has 50 states.
From Nigerian Eye:
Ekwunife told newsmen in Awka on Tuesday that the South-East, which currently has five states, would get two more while the other zones with six states will get one state each, thus leaving each zone with seven states.
“The National Assembly is set to amend the 1999 Constitution again in an effort to further fine tune it to make the nation’s laws better, especially in areas of need to narrow down observed inconsistencies.
“It is obvious there are some areas that require further amendment that the nation’s constitution being the grund num of all laws should be devoid of any inconsistency, while areas that have become undesirable should be expunged,” she stressed.