Shun fake news, Kaduna State not renamed - El-Rufai


Nasir El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has dismissed the media report claiming that Kaduna State has been renamed Zazzau State.
The governor rubbished the report via a statement issued by Muyiwa Adekeye, his Special Adviser for Media and Communications.
The statement described the news as fake, calling on citizens of the state to ignore the elaborate piece of fiction that made the claim of renaming the state.
”Please ignore the elaborate piece of fiction that made the claim. It is fake news,”  he said.
The news making the rounds on some online platforms claimed that the National Assembly had passed a Bill renaming Kaduna State, which was subsequently sent by Senate President Ahmad Lawan to President Buhari for assent.
 It also claimed that the bill which was jointly sponsored by Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari and Senator Uba Sani of Kaduna central got the approval of 13 members out of 15 of the lower chamber representing different parts of Kaduna State

”The bill was deliberated in the Red Chamber and got 2/3 support of the Senate.

It quoted also the clerk of the National Assembly, Ojo Amos, as saying that ”123 Civil Organizations from different parts of Kaduna State who supported the name change of the state to Zazzau said the new name was in tandem with the history of the culture of the people of the state

”Now that President Buhari has signed the name change into law, it will be reflected in the amendment of the 1999 constitution,” it stated.

While reacting to the report, the Senator, representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Uba Sani, told NAN that the report was nothing but a pure lie from the pit of hell.

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Sani expressed dismay at what he described as concocted, subversive, malicious, and false information circulating in social media claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari had even signed the bill for the creation of Zazzau State.

He said that the claim that the Bill was allegedly co-sponsored by him in the Senate with Senator Sulaiman Abdu Kwari, was false and had no iota of truth.

“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 destabilize their own state and worsen the insecurity situation because,” he said.

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