|President Muhammadu Buhari|
Bill seeking to rename Kaduna State to ZAZZAU STATE has been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.
The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan under the provisions of and power of Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria has assented the bill and sent to President Buhari for final endorsement.
The bill which was jointly sponsored by Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari of Zone 1 and Senator Uba Sani of Kaduna central got the approval of 13 members out of 15 of the House of Representatives representing different parts of Kaduna state.
The bill was deliberated in the Red Chamber and got 2/3 support of the senators of the federal republic of Nigeria.
According to the clerk of the National Assembly, Ojo Olatunje Amos, *123* civil organizations from different parts of Kaduna state seeked for renaming of Kaduna state to *Zazzau* **State.Their** sole aim was to maintain the history and norms of people of the state.Now that President Buhari has signed it into law, amendment of the 1999 constitution is on the way with respect to ZAZZAU STATE.
While addressing Newsmen in the Red Chamber, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari told newsmen that this a results of what people of the state demanded from us as their representatives in the Senate. The word Kaduna has no reasonable meaning as far as history of *Kaduna* is concerned ,and therefore, change for the name is Paramount.
Senator Uba Sani briefed newsmen on the importance of the change.He described the change as a dividend of Democracy to the people of the state.
The deputy governor of Kaduna State ,Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balaraba, who represented his Excellency, the Executive governor of *ZAZZAU* *STATE* ( formerly Kaduna State),Malam Nasiru Elrufa’i congratulates the entire people of the state on this golden achievement. She urges the entire people of the state to take this development as a mean of peace and unity for the state.
She further commended the efforts of all the law makers of the state for their meritious Job in seeing this dream came reality.
The president of the civil organization in person of Alhaji Junaidu Dikko who who led 57 organizations from Zone 1 senatorial District tenders his appreciation onbehalf of the entire civil organizations that pressured for actualization of this development.He mentioned this development as Diamond achievement to the entire people of the state.
The Secretary general of the federation, Boss Mustapha, who represented the president in the inauguration event congratulates the people of Kaduna State ( Now *Zazzau* *State* ) for this democratic development. He urged people of *Zazzau* *State* to use this as medium for mutual coexistence and political development amongst the entire people of the state.
The Emir of Jama’a who represented the Kaduna Council of Chief recognized the hardworking of Kaduna Senators, House of representatives and memebers state house of assembly for their tireless effort in making this change.He stated that, the word *Zazzau* has been in existence for the past 700years like katsina, Kano, Zamfara,etc., but Kaduna has no general accepted meaning which undermines the history of people of the State in general. But with the new name of *Zazzau* *State* history, norms, values and dignity of the people of the state is restored.
Source: National Pivot