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18 November 1982

Nigeria Government Gazette supplement dated 1982-11-18 number 58

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Supplement to Official Gazette No. 58, Vol. 69, 18th November, 1982—P
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    CREATION GF STATES AND BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS
      °      -   (PROCEDURE) ACT 1982




                                   1982 No. 9                °

As Act iv RecuLat: rat PRocEDURE FOR 1s CREATION OF NeW STATE
  Bucspaky ADJESIMENTS AND FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THERE
                                                              S AND
                                                       WITH.
                                                 -     (15th November 1982]        Commence.
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                                            ,   -       .
        BE If ENACTED bythe National Assembly of the Federal
                                                                                   ment.
    Republic   ef Nigcria and by autherits of sameas follows—
                          Pari [-—-REQUESE aND PROPOSAL

        1.-~-(1) A request tor the creation of a new ‘State or
                                                                boundary           Requests,
    adjustment within the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be
    and shall.
                                                               in Writing
               be submitted tu either the Presidentof the Senate or
    Speaker of the House of Representatives or the Clerk of          the
                                                            the National
    Assembly.
        (2) A vequest shall be deemed to be supported      by at least
    twu-thirds majority of members representing the aica deman
    Creation uf a new State in- -
                                                               ding the
                                        .                                  .
      _ (aj the Senate and Heuure of Representatives ;
       (6) the House ot Assemblyin respect of the area sand           -
        (¢j the local guvernu:ent councils in respect of the area ;
    only if those members append their ignatures
                                                 ur right-hand thumh
    huopressivn: to the request.
        (3) “Phe request shall cuntain the following particulars—-
        (7 te name of the prupused State ;
        (2) atull aid clear description uf the area covered by the request
                                                                           ; aud
        (¢} the nanies of all elected members for the time
                                                           being of the Local
      Geverament Councils, House of Assembly, Hous
                                                         e of Representatives
      and the Senate representing the area_ covered by
    / Supporting the request with their signatures or    the request and
      impressions appen
                                                       right hand thumb
                        ded theretu directly opposite their names >
        (+) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, a
   creation uf'a newState received prior to the comm          request for the
                                                        encementof this Act
   aud accepted by the National Assembly as havin
   requirements of the Constitution shall be deemed to have  g satisfied the
   accordancewith theprovisions of this Act.                been made in

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