“Creation of States is a Must” – Senate President David Mark As He Seeks To Create New State In His Home State

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SENATE President, David Mark, has assured that creation of states is a must, just as he hints that Apa state will soon be a reality.

Speaking at the 57th general assembly meeting of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON) held in Otukpo area of Benue State on Monday, Mark revealed that when Apa state is created, Otukpo would surely be the capital city.

Mark who is an advocate of state creation, noted that it would ensure rapid development of the country, stressing that anti state creation had not given convincing reasons to advance their argument.

According to him, “apart from the popular saying that some existing states are not viable, they have not given reasons why other states are viable. So, for me, I support the creation of state and let me say categorically that Otukpo will soon become the capital city of Apa state.

The Senate President however, charged the organization to develop an internal mechanism for the purpose of checking erring members so as to balance information the members release to the public.

He enjoined the organization to take active part in the ongoing constitutional review as well as take advantage of the Freedom of Information ( FOI) Act and act accordingly within the context in a responsible manner.

He also harped on the need for all broadcasting organizations to go digital by 2015, maintaining that if that was done, it would afford listeners to have the right response.

The Herald NG is a leading newspaper in Nigeria at the forefront of the digital revolution.

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