The Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) has enjoined lawmakers in both chambers of the National Assembly to expedite actions on the creation of Ibadan state.
Chief Bayo Oyero, president of CCII made this appeal in Abuja while interacting with Oyo state lawmakers who are Ibadan indigenes.
According to him, the committee handling state creation had met the constitutional requirements, but was shocked that the request for Ibadan state had not been granted.
He decried a statement made by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, that none of the memorandum submited to the National Assembly by those seeking state creation satisfied the requirements of the constitution.
He noted, with concern, that the CCII submitted its memorandum for the creation of Ibadan State in 2003, 2006 and 2008, adding that “up till now, nothing had been heard from the National Assembly.
He said: “We had met all the preliminary conditions stipulated by Section 8 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). We have obtained necessary signatures and the entire people of Oyo State are in support of our proposal.”