New Map of Nigeria, as proposed by National Conference #NGConfab

The National Conference in its final report recommended the creation of 18 additional states to bring the number of states in the country to 54.

The recommendation was made by the Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government jointly headed by Ike Nwachukwu and Mohammed Kumalia.

Initially, some Northern delegates kicked against moves to create additional states apart from the one proposed for the South-East which was overwhelmingly supported. But after series of consultations by the leadership of delegations, the Conference unanimously adopted the recommendation for the creation of additional 18 new states.

The newly approved states as seen on the map bellow include;
Apa from Benue,
Edu from Niger,
Kainji from Kebbi state
Katagum from Bauchi,
Savannah from Borno,
Amana from Adamawa,
Gurara from Kaduna,
Ghari from Kano,
Etiti from South East,
Aba from Abia,
Adada from Enugu,
Njaba from Anambra and Imo,
Oil River from Rivers state
Anioma fror Delta state,
Ogoja from Cross River State,
IJebu from Ogun State
Ose state from Edo
New Oyo State from the present Oyo State.

PREMIUM TIMES obtained a copy of the proposed map of a new Nigeria after the states proposed by the conference are created.

New Map of Nigeria as proposed by the National Conference


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  • tuco

    New states for new looting. Nawaoo

    • oga Inno

      It only makes sense, if it will lead to introduction of regional police that is combat ready to counter the insurgence of boko haram…

  • Makeri

    Serious, these mean business

  • GbemigaO

    You cannot even sustain the current state s and you want to add more so that you can have your personal fiefdom for stealing. Rubbish

  • GbemigaO

    Looking for personal fiefdom for stealing. We can’t even sustain the current ones

  • Ashibogu

    Mad people! So that their boys will be Governors bringing returns for them every month. Yeye dey smell! Our elite class are more deadly than Ebola! Corruption ati stealing kills faster than Ebola.

  • theoeke

    I’d like to see the feasibility report made available on the viability of these newly proposed states’ abilities to generate adequate revenues to function in a fiscal independence without relying on the federal government. Not only that, the idea of creating states on the fly and without taking into considerations the economic impact and functionality of the states already created are the reasons behind these rash of agitations for new states from otherwise insolvent territories who lack resources to provide at least fifty percent of their projected annual budgets. In honesty, some of the states that have already been created should not even have been created in the first place. 54 States? This is ridiculously insane!! It seems like state creation is the solution to solving the issues confronting Nigeria. The way it ought to be is to demand that all the states, whether old or new, should generate at least 50% of their revenue from within as a mean test to determine their ability to function, and to determine their fiscal readiness. That should be the criteria for state creation and not out sympathy and sentiments.

  • orji obioma

    This can only lead to more problems instead of peace,progress and development.I was thinking they should had adopted regional government .There by weakening the center ,by rendering it less attractive and making regions stronger.For now i am disappointed.the center would remain stronger and more chaos would reign.I was thinking the idea of this conference was to reverse to regional government. Nigeria is a great laboratory lets wait and see the result.

    • john jones

      This is a country not bigger than the state of Texas with 54 governors . Nigeria is in trouble. Why not create a state for each household in Nigeria. Yeye people

  • Chuk Igwe

    My grand father and members of my family will lik to have a state for us. We will be 10 in number if you count the chickn an dog and goat at our farm house.

    • Obans76

      10 in numbers? Plus including chickens, dogs and goats in your farm house? My dear, what you people need is food and not state

  • True Nigerian

    Fiscally, this doesn’t seem likely to make so much sense or difference. But, socially, anthropologically, demographically and politically, this appears to make significant sense. Here is what I mean: Could this possibly help in reducing ethnic, political and tribal violence in Nigeria? Perhaps! That’s why I will be slow in rejecting this.

    For instance, ending the subjugation of Southern Kaduna people by their largely Muslim brothers from North of the state; ending the politics of tribalism between Nsukka people of Enugu and the rest of Enugu; Carving out a new place for the marginalised sections of Akwa Ibom and therefore ending the N22 billion/month which mentally disjointed political zealots like Godswill Akpabio is using to sponsor impeachments around the country and hounding his enemies; giving a new self-recognised identity to the people occupying the fringes between Anambra and Imo whom the Anambra people disregard as Imolites just as Imo state disregards them as Anambrarians; giving Professor Jerry Gana’s long-suffering and subjugated minority peoples in Niger state a new identity of their own, which will stop their subjugation by the majority tribes of IBB and Aliyu, etc. The list goes on and on.

    Aren’t you intrigued by the degree of the disquiet and sectionalisation that exists within smaller fringes of the Nigerian society? Nigeria is just a nutter! And that’s why I often laugh at the narrow-minded zealots who often demand for balkanisation of the country as an answer to all the problems of the country. With one side of the mouth, they support and elect horrible politicians into power across tribal lines and when the consequences start coming, they’ll then spend the rest of their time in using the other side of their mouth in calling for a dismembering of the country which will never do better with citizens that are so insensate like them.

    The truth is, if you ship out most of Nigeria’s current crop of citizens and leaders and move them into America, it will not take more than 5 years for everything to stop working in America. They will turn “Oluwa’s own Country” into another Nigeria. No country, no matter how blessed, can do better if entrusted into the hands of the stagnating psyche of most Nigerians. I am sorry to say so. But as harsh as it sounds, that is both the Gospel and unGospel TRUTH.

    By the way, I just thought I should mention that I am from the South-East, just in case one coconut head comes here to call Northerners some horrible names thinking that only a Northerner would want to keep Nigeria one. We can keep Nigeria one without keeping it so at the expense of the daily butchering of our poor innocent citizens in order to keep her one. But we need a new way of leadership thinking in order to achieve that. We need new, different and radical crop of leaders to move us from this animalistic state of existence.

    • Ibrahim Yakaka

      You have said the bitter truth my brother. May the Almighty intervene for the masses!

    • Missy

      Very shallow analysis. The Southern Kaduna you mentioned is not one homogenous entity of Christians you seem to think. It is made up of Jabas, Katabs and at least 7 other ethnic groups who are only united by their resentment for their Hausa and Fulani brothers up North. The moment they get their own state, the very domineering Jabas would simply oppress the others. This same argument applies to many oppressed ‘minorities’ across the country, who are all too eager to continue the process of oppressing smaller groups the moment they get the opportunity. Oppression and subjugation of groups is a scourge we must defeat through good governance and inclusion, not through state creation.

      • They will be like Plateau State with Berom, Tarok, Gamai, Angas, Wase, Hausa etc But they do not fight. The only people that still make war in such states are still the old suspects – the Fulanis. Right now, only the Hausa-Fulani rule without wahala. When a non-Hausa-Fulani is there, the core north makes life unbearable for him. You saw how they harassed Yakowa and eventually killed him.

  • True Nigerian

    The only other thing that should be added to this Map is to weaken the centre. Whether they’ll do it through regionalism, confederation or parliamentary system, I don’t know. But there are so many ways to catch a fish. Hook dey, net dey, spear-fishing dey, gamalin nko? E dey. Hahahaha! I no dey laugh o! (I don’t like Baba’s kind of laughter – it is evil laughter, and good men don’t like to see evil men having a laugh, because they only laugh when evil is triumphing over good).

  • Olu Jalade

    This must be Nigeria

  • Femi T.

    Very disappointing, narrow minded, and unsustainable. Everyone believes state creation will solve their problems, this is not . A good efficient system of government is what the country needs to eliminate this incurable decease called corruption. This conference state creation will do more harm to the country, makes Nigeria more tribal, chaotic and the Country will eventually collapse. Every Nigerian wants to be a Governor, senator and House rep, why create a state that can’t sustain itself. These people are mentally disturbed.

  • Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu

    The comments here are quite interesting. But let me ask. What if each of the 18 states are to employ 2000 persons into its civil service, would that make any sense? would that affect the employment issue in the country? What if private businesses are to establish branches in the states? Banks, Insurance companies, multinationals etc? How about opportunities for construction and estate development? transportation nko? will a new state need human capital?

    • TJ

      I am not totally against it but you need to remember that many people in the old ststes will loose their jobs. It needs a lot planning, care and commitment especially on the part of the Federal Government.

  • Hawk

    Jokers. Time wasters. Money mongers.

  • Nagari

    Femi T, You have said it all. Let us come togather and make Nigeria a better place to live.

  • Anthony Obeh

    Is not Interesting because some are too small to be a state, they are
    like 3 to 4 local govt. area covered just half of Esan Land in Edo
    State.Therefore they should make every tribe a state in Nigeria and the
    present Edo state now e.g should be 4 States

  • suleatte

    We need people with fresh ideas, the just concluded confab is no different from those in office, with only one purpose; selfish ends!

  • Chukwuka Okoroafor

    This is a sad joke at every level. This offers no change in how the government is structured and this only increases the size and dependency on a centralized government. Our country will collapse from this, that is for sure.

  • Olu Alake

    A very timely analysis of the state of security flux we are in, Sir. There are economic and political forces doing a very contentious and macabre dance of death in our society which is genuinely scary. While you are right that there needs to be a fundamental focus on a rule of law (re)orientation, this can only be effective if and when it is allied to genuine efforts to reverse decades of economic and social stratification and heart-felt, head-ordered, communally-owned initiatives with inbuilt sustainable outcomes are initiated. Nigeria likes to think of itself as a special case, where many of the more extreme absurdities rife elsewhere in Africa cannot take hold because of our more sophisticated polity and inherent complexities which serve as both catalyst for constant flux and checks and balances for our continued survival. However the supposedly unlikely advent of and entrenchment in power of Abacha should have been the wake-up call that we need to realise that the fissures in our national psyche are more malleable than we readily recognise and the right (wrong) combination of factors can have pretty devastating and swift consequences. The election is a starting point. We need to look not just at what our choices will be gaining for or getting rid of, but what they might also be inviting. There is always the law of unintended consequences to contend with.