Monday, October 29, 2012

I Support The Creation Of Ijebu State -David Mark

It was unlimited joy for the people of Ijebu in Ogun State yesterday when the Senate President, David Mark assured them that the creation of more states by the National Assembly was still on course.

Mark said this at the 2012 annual Ojude-Oba celebration at Ijebu-Ode on Sunday, adding that states creation would bring governance closer to the people, assuring them of his support for the creation of Ijebu State.

He said “I have received the delegation from the (Ogun) State who are the main committee members for creation of Ijebu State. I’m here to say one thing that I’m fully in support of the creation of Ijebu State.

“Let me make my point clear: where I stand in politics is never in doubt. I support the creation of Ijebu State. I support the creation of (more) states in this country. And the National Assembly must work towards that.

“When we create states, it is not because we cannot live together but because we want to bring governance closer and nearer to the people.

“A lot of people desire and deserve to feel a sense of governance in this country and when we create states, that is what would happen.”

Responding on behalf of the people, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona expressed his unreserved gratitude for the support they have so far received from the Senate President, adding that it was time Ijebu state is created.

He said “It is the only province that existed since 1975 that is yet to be converted to a state, while other provinces had been divided into two or more states.”

The monarch and the Governor of Ogun State,Ibikunle Amosun commended the Chairman of Globacom for bringing many innovations to the festival, thereby turning it to a world-class carnival which has attracted people from across Nigeria and the rest of the world.

The festival was attended by senators, captains of industries and other political bigwigs.

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