Kaduna Govt denies renaming state to ‘Zazzau State’

Kaduna Govt denies renaming state to ‘Zazzau State’

The Kaduna State Government has dismissed the media report claiming that the state has been renamed Zazzau State.

Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the state governor, in a statement said that the state had not been renamed as claimed by the report.

He described the news as fake; while calling on citizens of the state to ignore the elaborate piece of fiction.

”Please ignore the elaborate piece of fiction that made the claim. It is fake news,” he said.

News making the rounds on some online platforms claimed that the National Assembly had passed a Bill renaming Kaduna State; which was subsequently sent by Senate President Ahmad Lawan to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

It also claimed that the bill; which was jointly sponsored by Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari and Senator Uba Sani of Kaduna Central, got the approval of 13 members out of 15 of the lower chamber representing different parts of Kaduna State.

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It quoted also the clerk of the National Assembly, Ojo Amos, as saying that; ”123 Civil Organizations from different parts of Kaduna State who supported the name change of the state to Zazzau said the new name was in tandem with the history of the culture of the people of the state

”Now that President Buhari has signed the name change it into law; it will be reflected in the amendment of the 1999 constitution,” it stated.

While reacting to the report, Sen. Uba Sani described it as a pure lie from the pit of hell.

Sani expressed dismay at what he described as concocted, subversive, malicious; as well as false information claiming that President Buhari had even signed the bill for the creation of Zazzau State.

He said that the claim that the Bill was allegedly co-sponsored by him in the Senate; with Senator Sulaiman Abdu Kwari, was false and had no iota of truth.

“My immediate reaction to this outrageous and patently false piece of information is to wonder how mischievous elements can allow their imaginations to run riot, all in a bid to undermine their political opponent.

“How can people go to the extent of planning to destabilise their own state and worsen the insecurity situation because,” he said.

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