Nigeria

Joined CPA in 1980 | Website: www.nassnig.org

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Branch President
Edo State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 1726 King’s Square
Benin City , Edo
Nigeria
Edo NG
Branch Vice-President
Edo State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 1726 King’s Square
Benin City , Edo
Nigeria
Edo NG
Branch Secretary
Edo State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 1726 King’s Square
Benin City , Edo
Nigeria
Edo NG

Members

  • Nasarawa

    Nassarawa State came into existence on the 1st of October, 1996. It was carved out of Plateau State. The creation of Nassarawa State, as it is now, is the result of many years of agitation arising...

    Nasarawa

    Seat of Parliament:
    Lafia
    Nigeria
    8° 29' 30.012" N, 8° 31' 0.012" E
    Population: 2,040,097 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 01 Oct 1996 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Nassarawa State came into existence on the 1st of October, 1996. It was carved out of Plateau State. The creation of Nassarawa State, as it is now, is the result of many years of agitation arising from strong political feelings of marginalisation and neglect. The present Nassarawa State had formed the bulk of what was the southern part of former Plateau State comprising ten local governments, namely Akwanga, Awe, Doma, Karu, Keffi, Lafia, Nassarawa, Nassarawa Eggon, Obi and Toto. The State occupies a total land area of 27,137.8sq. km. Administrative Areas: At its creation in October 1996, Nassarawa State had ten local gov ernment areas (LGAs). The state capital was located at Lafia. By November 1996, three more local government areas were created thus giving a total of thirteen local government areas in the State (see Table 25.1). The three new local government areas created in 1996 are Keana (out of Awe), Kotona. Administrative Structure: Following the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the administrative structure of the Nassarawa State government comprises the Executive, Legislative and Judicial arms. The Executive arm is headed by the Governor. The State Executive Council is made up of the Governor, his Deputy, the Secretary to the state if government and all commissioners. They are responsible for policy directives, implementation strategies and the actual implementation for approved programmes and projects. Nassarawa State currently has eleven ministries and eleven commissioners, who are the political heads of these ministries . Some of these ministries have parastatals under them. These are normally headed by General Managers or Directors and enjoy a reasonable level of autonomy in terms of financial and administrative management in order to facilitate programme effectiveness. The entire civil service is under the control of the executive arm for the day to day and routine administration the state. The Legislature, i.e. State House of Assembly, has twentytwo members. Its leadership is made up of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, the Clerk of the House, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, and the Majority and Minority Whips. It is responsible for making laws for the good governance of the State and the supervision of the executive arm. The Judiciary, on the other hand, is made up of the state High Court, magistrate courts and area courts in the descending order. The Chief Judge heads this arm of the government. The Local Governments in Nasarawa State are 13 in total, and provide the lower tier of government in the state. Each is headed by a Chairman, a deputy Chairman and Councillors who are also democratically elected. Indigenous traditional institutions of authority exist alongside the state and local government councils. They also provide leadership and facilitate community administration especially at the grassroots level. These are emirates, headed by Emirs and Chiefdoms headed by other traditional rulers. The emirates are Lafia, Keffi, and Nassarawa, headed by Emirs and they are all first class Chiefs. The Andoma of Doma, the Aen Eggon of Nasarawa Eggon, the Chum Mada of Akwanga, and the Osana of Keana are the other first class Chiefs in the state. The Emir of Lafia is the Chairman of the Nassarawa State Traditional Council, while the leading Chief in each local government acts as the Chairman of the Local Traditional Council.

  • Niger

    Niger State was created on the 3 February 1976 out of the then North-Western state during the regime of General Murtala Ramat Mohammed; the state formerly began to function on April 1st of that...

    Niger

    Seat of Parliament:
    Minna
    Nigeria
    9° 36' 27.936" N, 6° 33' 12.204" E
    Population: 4,082.558 Constitution: State Date of Independence: CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1981 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Niger State was created on the 3 February 1976 out of the then North-Western state during the regime of General Murtala Ramat Mohammed; the state formerly began to function on April 1st of that year, with eight local government councils (LGAs) namely: Chanchaga, Rafi, Gbako, Etswan, Suleja, Mariga, Magama and Lavun. Etswan Local Government was later divided into two (Agaie and Lapai LGAs). Between 1979 and 1983 during the second republic, when Mallam Muhammadu Awwal Ibrahim was the Executive Governor of the State, eighteen LGAs were created: Kuta, Paikoro, Chanchaga, Rafi, Gbako, Katcha, Lemu, Lapai, Agaie, Suleja, Mariga, Bangi, Magama, Auna, Lavun, Mokwa and Jima-Doko. But when the military came into power in 1984, it was reverted to the original eight LGA structure. However, Chanchaga was split into two-Minna Municipal council, with Minna as headquarters while Kuta remained the headquarters of Shiroro LGA, the former name of Chanchaga LGA. The LGAs in Niger State became Nineteen in 1991 when President Ibrahim Babangida created Nine States and additional LGAs in Nigeria. By 1996 when Late General Sani Abacha created six additional states and 182 LGAs in the entire country, Niger State got additional six LGAs, namely, Katcha, Munya, Mashegu, Edati, Tafa and Mariga bringing the total to 25 LGAs. In 2002, the Civilian administration of Engr. Abdulkadir A. Kure responded to the call of the people for the creation of additional LGAs. To this end, 17 additional new ones were created out of the existing ones; bringing the total number of local governments to 42. However, because this was not gazetted by the National Assembly as enshrined in the constitution, the new LGAs were dissolved and converted to Area Development Councils. Thus, the status-quo of 25 LGAs was maintained.

  • Ogun

    Ogun State is a state in South-western Nigeria. It borders Lagos State to the South, Oyo and Osun states to the North, Ondo State to the east and the republic of Benin to the west. Abeokuta is the...

    Ogun

    Seat of Parliament:
    Abeokuta
    Nigeria
    7° 9' 38.988" N, 3° 20' 53.988" E
    Population: 4,054,272 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 03 Feb 1976 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1981 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Ogun State is a state in South-western Nigeria. It borders Lagos State to the South, Oyo and Osun states to the North, Ondo State to the east and the republic of Benin to the west. Abeokuta is the capital and largest city in the state. Ogun has one federal university; the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta , two state government universities; the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye (formerly known as Ogun State University) and the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ijebu Ode. Ogun State thus has the highest number of registered universities in Nigeria (nine in all). Five of the nine universities are private, which include Babcock University - Ilisan-Remo, the first private university in the country. The state has two major government hospitals, the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta and the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu. In February 1976, the territory now called Ogun State was carved out of the old Western State by the military administration of General Murtala Muhammed and General Olusegun Obasanjo. The new State was made up of the former Abeokuta and Ijebu provinces of the former Western State, which itself came into being when it was carved out of former Western Region in 1967. Ogun State is also known as the Gateway State. This is in recognition of its pioneering role in education, medicine, law and divinity, on the one hand, and its strategic position as the link by road, rail, air and sea to the rest of the country. It will soon become the internet gateway to the rest of the world. Apart from Abeokuta, the capital, which is an important market centre-and a terminus of the roads and railways coming from Lagos and other parts of the country, there are also major towns and communities like Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Ilaro and others that can serve as good markets for products of the mining industry in Ogun State.

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