House of Assembly receives Executive Bill on Establishment of Akwa Ibom State Symbols
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has received an Executive Bill from Governor Udom Emmanuel for enactment into law on the need for Akwa Ibom State to have her official symbols.
The official Akwa Ibom State symbols are listed as Unity Anthem, Flag, Coat of Arms, Creed and Slogan. The Bill is entitled “A bill for a law to Establish and Regulate Akwa Ibom State Symbols, and for other matters connected therewith”.
According to the bill, the Unity Anthem which has a special import for the people of the state shall be sung at state functions and other special occasions, while the state flag shall be one of the symbols of government and people of the state to be exhibited or flown in all public places in the state.
According to the bill, the Coat of Arms shall consist of colours and designs representing the distinctive ideals and aspirations of the the people of Akwa Ibom and will be displayed in all public places in the state wherever appropriate alongside the National Coat of Arms of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Our House of Assembly correspondent Anthony Esin reports that the bill which was given accelerated legislative process, passed through first and second reading during the day’s plenary and the Speaker, Aniekan Bassey in his ruling referred it to the House Committee on Information which is to report back to the House in two days.
Meanwhile the House has adjourned plenary to reconvene on Tuesday, September 22, to reconvene.
Written By Anthony Esin
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