The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has called on Nigerians, especially those moving to create additional states, to bring such matters to the National Assembly while the constitution review process is going on.
Lawan stated this yesterday in Abuja while receiving a delegation of the Enugu State Committee on Adada state’s creation, who visited him in his office at the National Assembly. The Senator’s meeting was fostered representing Enugu North, Chukwuka Utazi, (Peoples Democratic Party).
The president of the Senate, while receiving his guests, noted that they were in order by taking their request to the National Assembly.
According to him: “You are in order. You are at the right place. This is the people’s Assembly, saddled with the responsibility and mandate of receiving and listening to Nigerians who desire one form of legislative Intervention or the other to ensure that Nigeria is stable, peaceful, and live in harmony and trust.
“So your quest for the creation of Adada, you are welcome. We will give you every opportunity and support necessary for the product of the Adada State.
“It is a constitutional and legitimate agitation. Nigerians should take the opportunity of the Constitutional review process that the ninth Senate and indeed the National Assembly have embarked upon.
“This is about the creation of Adada state. But there are so many other opportunities to better a lot of our people through a constitutional amendment.
“So I am taking this opportunity to appeal to Nigerians who feel strongly about specific issues – how we live together, how we secure our people and any other matter under the sun that Nigerians feel very strongly about, that the constitution should have or should not have.
“This is the time to take that opportunity to come to the National Assembly and make the case. We are here for Nigerians.
Lawan assured his visitors that “we are going to be supportive of your cause.”
The delegation, which included former Minister of Information and the immediate past President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, was led by Chief Vita Abba.
Meanwhile, Chief Abba and Chief Nwodo had earlier solicited the National Assembly’s support for their demand to create an Adada state from the present Enugu state.
Abba said: “Today, we want to tell you that, not only is Adada sustainable, Adada has all it takes to be a state. We have the manpower. We have the resources.”