2 Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser Media and Communications to the state governor,in statement said that the state had not been renamed as claimed by report.
4 ”Please ignore the elaborate piece of fiction that made the claim.
5 It is fake news,” he said.
6 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the news making the rounds on some online platforms claimed that the National Assembly had passed the a Bill renaming Kaduna State, which was subsequently sent Senate President Ahmad Lawan to President Buhari for ascent.
8 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 23 support of the Senate.
9 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 culture of the people of the state
”Now that the President Buhari has signed the name change it into law, it will be reflected in the amendment of the 1999 constitution,” it stated.
11 Sani expressed dismay at what he described as a concocted, subversive, malicious and false information circulating in the social media claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari had even signed the bill for the creation of Zazzau State.
13 “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.
14 “How can people go to the extent of planning to destabilise their own state and worsen the insecurity situation because,” he said.