President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that the National Assembly will work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to properly delineate electoral constituencies across the country ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Lawan gave the assurance Thursday when a delegation from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) led by its chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, paid a visit to his office in Abuja.
The last exercise which witnessed the creation of electoral districts and constituencies across the country was carried out twenty-five years ago in 1996.
Lawan in his remarks said the delineation of electoral constituencies in the country would enhance democracy as well as provide equitable and fair representation in Nigeria’s governance structure.
He stated further that having more districts and constituencies would present a level playing field for all Nigerians to elect leaders of their choice at the polls.
He underscored the need for the federal government to find a way of getting accurate information about the country’s population size, adding that such information is significant and critical for the creation of more constituencies in disadvantaged areas.