October 4, 2022

The Adamawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to create 22 new districts in the state.

The passage of the bill followed its presentation for 3rd reading on the floor of the Assembly by the Majority Leader and member representing the Jada Mbulo Constituency, Hammantukur Yettisuri, during Wednesday’s sitting.

Speaker of the Assembly, Aminu Iya Abbas, put the motion for 3rd reading to a voice vote and was unanimously supported by the lawmakers.

The speaker consequently asked that a clean copy of the Bill be prepared and presented before Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for assent.

The new districts created by the bill include Nassarawo Abba and Karewa in Yola North local government area, Lamorde, Nasarawo and Yadafa in Mubi South LGA, Mildu (Mildu Shalmi) in Madagali LGA, Garum (Tapare), Serkum (Gurum-Nongvan) in Ganye LGA, Gangzamanu, Mayo Duken and Kogin Baba in Toungo LGA.

Others are Vomni, Kilbawo and Mbangan Tire in Jada LGA, Numan and Wayam in Numan LGA, Kawon Dowaya, Mbula Penda (Kulasala) Dili, Bilachi and Sabon Pegi in Demsa LGA and Zakawon (Boshikiri) in Guyuk LGA..

The creation of additional districts followed the consideration and adoption as amended in the report of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Creation of New Districts during Tuesday’s plenary session.

The Assembly had, during its sitting on Tuesday, adopted the committee’s report of the ad-hoc committee.

The district creation committee had earlier received 97 memoranda from various communities seeking the creation of additional districts.

The 22 new districts were considered from the 97 applications from the various communities.

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