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Igbo Leaders Visit National Assembly, Demand Creation of New Southeast State
Some prominent Igbo leaders have stormed the National Assembly to demand for the creation of a new state in the South East.
The Igbo leaders were led by Chief John Nwodo, former president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday, February 10.
The Igbo leaders asked for the creation of another southeast state from Enugu.
Nwodo met with all the key officials in the National Assembly to push for the new state which he called ‘Adada’ adding it was approved at the 2014 national conference.
Responding to the demand during a meeting with the delegation, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said it is a legitimate agitation.
The Cable quoted him as saying;
“It is a constitutional and legitimate agitation.”
See tweet below:
Earlier today, President of the Senate, His Excellency, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, received in audience a delegation of the Committee on the creation of Adada state from Enugu State, who visited him in his office at the National Assembly. pic.twitter.com/hPJ1qcPAeO
— President of the Senate (@SPNigeria) February 10, 2021