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Gov. El-Rufai, Sen. Uba Sani deny renaming Kaduna to Zazzau State

Kaduna State Government has denied report of renaming of the state to Zazzau State, describing it as a fake news.

Viral reports surfaced online on Monday claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari had signed a bill to rename Kaduna State to Zazzau State.

The reports had also alleged that the bill, which was jointly sponsored by Senators Suleiman Abdu Kwari and Uba Sani got the approval of 13 members out of 15 of the lower chamber representing different parts of Kaduna State.

In a reaction to the reports on his official twitter handle on Monday, Muyiwa Adekeye, the Special Adviser to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication, said the reports are fake news.

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The tweet said the state has not been renamed and called the claim as an elaborate piece of fiction.


It urged members of the public to ignore it.

“Kaduna State has not been renamed. Please ignore the elaborate piece of fiction that made the claim. It is fake news.” his tweet reads.

Also, Senator Uba Sani has dismissed  the report descrbing it as “a concocted, subversive, malicious and false information

In a tweet on Monday, Senator Sani said ‘’My attention has been drawn to a concocted, subversive, malicious & false information circulating in the social media claiming that President Buhari has signed a bill for the creation of Zazzau State, which I allegedly co-sponsored in the Senate with Senator Sulaiman Abdu Kwari.

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