Abuja - The National Conference has recommended the creation of 18 additional states to the present 36 as part of the recommendations contained in the final report submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan, Vanguard reports.
The 54 states will include, Aba, Abia, Adada, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Amana, Anarribra, Anioma, Apa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Edu, Piciti, Enugu, Etiti, Ghari, Gombe, Gurara, Ijebu, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kainji, Kano, Katagum, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, New Oyo, Njaba-Anim, Niger, Ogoja, Ogun, Oil Rivers, Ondo, Ose, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Savannah, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara.
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The Conference also recommended that the federal and states government will no longer bankroll Christian and Muslim pilgrimages to the holy lands and that both institutions will start paying tax to the Federal Government.
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