House of Reps receive request to create “Lagoon State” out of Lagos State

The Nigerian House of Representatives Special Committee on Constitutional Review has received a proposal to carve out a new autonomous state called “Lagoon State” out of the current Lagos State.

A representative of Lagoon State Movement asked the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to expedite the creation of Lagoon State.

According to him, Lagos has been denied the ‘privilege’ of being broken up like other Nigerian states to arrive at the current number of 36.

He said: “It is our prayer that the National Assembly will take a special note of our agitation and grant approval,”

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Lagos is the smallest state in Nigeria, occupying a total land area of 3,345 square kilometers, but is considered the most populated with an estimated 20 million residents, after Kano State.

The Ikorodu, Epe, Kosofe, Somolu, Apapa, Eti-Osa, and Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Areas of Lagos have been proposed to break away from Lagos to create Lagoon State.

At the Lagos venue that fielded proposals from the public in Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo, many submitted requests for creation of new states, including a separate Ibadan State breaking away from the current Oyo State.

The creation of new states is one of the items on the Exclusive Legislative List, which makes it the responsibility of the Federal Government.

Many other groups complained at the hearings that the item be taken off the list because the Federal Government should not be in the position to address such matters.


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