By Sanni Onogu, Abuja
Igbo leaders have revived the push for the creation of Adada State from the present Enugu.
A delegation that included immediate-past President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo and Chief Vita Abba met with the Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the issue on Wednesday.
The delegation is part of the Enugu State Committee on the Creation of Adada State.
The meeting was facilitated by Senator Chukwuka Utazi, representing Enugu North Senatorial District.
A statement by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, quoted Lawan as commending the delegation for taking the issue to the Senate.
“You are in order. You are at the right place. This is the people’s Assembly, saddled with the responsibility and mandate of receiving and listening to Nigerians who desire one form of legislative intervention or the other to ensure that Nigeria is stable, peaceful, that people live in harmony and trust.
“So your quest for the creation of Adada, you are welcome. We are going to give you every opportunity and support that will be necessary for the creation of the Adada State.
“It is a constitutional and legitimate agitation. Nigerians should take the opportunity of the Constitutional review process that the ninth Senate and indeed the National Assembly have embarked upon.
“This is about the creation of Adada State. But there are so many other opportunities to better the lot of our people through constitution amendment,” the statement reads.
The Senate President assured his visitors: “We are going to be supportive of your cause.”
Chief Abba and Chief Nwodo sought the support of the Senate President and the National Assembly on their demand for the creation of Adada State.
“Today, we want to tell you that, not only is Adada sustainable, Adada has all it takes to be a state. We have the manpower. We have the resources,” Chief Abba said.