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Creation of States and Boundary Adjustments (Procedure) Act 🇳🇬


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Creation of States and Boundary Adjustments (Procedure) Act

  • Published in Official Gazette supplement no. 58 on 18 November 1982
  • Assented to on 15 November 1982
  • Commenced on 15 November 1982
  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2002]
An Act to regulate the procedure for the creation of new States and boundary adjustment and for matters connected therewith.

Part I – Request and proposal

1. Requests

(1)A request for the creation of a new State or boundary adjustment within the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be in writing and shall be submitted to either the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the Clerk of the National Assembly.
(2)A request shall be deemed to be supported by at least two‐thirds majority of members representing the area demanding the creation of a new State in‐(a)the Senate and House of Representatives;(b)the House of Assembly in respect of the area; and(c)the local government councils in respect of the area,only if those members append their sign…

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