APC Chieftain Calls for Creation of 6 More States, Gives Reasons

Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Aliyu Audu, has called on President Bola Tinubu’s administration to consider the creation of six more states from all the geo-political zones.

Audu, a member of the Media Strategy Sub-committee of the APC Presidential Transition Council, made the call on Wednesday while featuring on a Channels Television programme.

The party chieftain explained that if more states were created, the growing rural-urban migration would be minimized.

Audu argued that some states like Lagos were overburdened because of the mass exodus of Nigerians to the city for greener pastures.

He said, “If we can take a bit of this pressure off Lagos by creating six other states in six geo-political zones, that will reduce rural-urban migration, prevents people from leaving the North, the East and the West to Lagos.

“It balances up the states, and to do this, you need more people, you need more hands, we need more processes”.