On Thursday, 3rd July 2014, the National Conference voted for the creation of 18 more states in the country.
This decision of state creation was taken by the delegates at their plenary. the delegates also voted that the presidency should rotate among the six geopolitical zones of the country, rotation should be between the Northern and Southern regions.
The new states proposed by the conference are: Aba, to be carved out of the present Abia State; Katagum, from Bauchi State; Ijebu, from Ogun State; Amana, from former Sardauna Province; Apa, from Benue State; Anioma, from Delta State, Savannah, from Borno State; and Etiti, from South-East.
Others are Njaba/Anim, from Anambra and Imo states; Gurara, from Kaduna State; Ghari, from Kano State; Adada, New Oyo from Oyo State; Orachi, from Rivers State; Ogoja, from Cross River State; and Kainji, from Kebbi and Niger states.
Two other states, one each from the South-East and South-West zones, are also yet to be named.
Though it was also agreed that states were free to have their constitutions, the request to change the name of Adamawa State to Gongola State was overwhelmingly rejected by the delegates. For more on this reports
National Conference Recommends 18 More States, Rotational Presidency and New National Anthem
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