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Kaduna gov, senator deny plan to rename state as Zazzau

By Saxone Akhaine, Kaduna
16 August 2022   |   4:02 am
Kaduna State Government has denied sponsoring a bill to rename the state as Zauzau State, describing it as fictitious and untrue.

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. Photo: TWITTER/GOVKADUNA

Kaduna State Government has denied sponsoring a bill to rename the state as Zauzau State, describing it as fictitious and untrue.

According to a statement by Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s media aide, Muyiwa Adeleye, the report of changing Kaduna to Zazzau is fictitious and fake.

Reacting to the report that was widely circulated yesterday, Adekeye advised citizens in the state to “ignore the elaborate piece of fiction that made the claim; it is fake news.”

Also, Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central), who purportedly sponsored the bill, stated: “My attention has been drawn to a concocted, subversive, malicious and false information circulating in the social media claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill for the creation of Zazzau State, which I allegedly co-sponsored in the Senate with Senator Sulaiman Kwari.

“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 Senator Uba Sani has gained the full support of the people and is the man to beat in the 2023 governorship election in Kaduna?”

The Senate is on break, he noted, adding: “No such bill is before the Senate. Requests for creation of states are normally tabled before the Committee for Constitution Review.”