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Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Looking To Launch Own Cultural Symbols!

Nigeria has the largest collection of nation tribes in Africa, but the stains of colonialism and the presence of foreign religions, constrict its inherent potencial for growth

Akwa Ibom government, in celebrating the 33rd anniversary of its creation, has enacted a law to establish the state’s official symbols and other related matters.

The “Bill for a Law to Establish the State Official Symbols and other matters connected therewith” was passed into law on Tuesday by the state house of assembly. It had at Plenary on Thursday, September 17, 2020, scaled its first and second readings and was committed to the Committee on Information for scrutiny.

The Bill, when passed into law, will entrench pride, hope and dignity in the state and also foster unity among the people, officials say

The commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Ini Ememobong, emphasized that the quest by the State Government to have a distinct and a recognisable identity was borne out of the acceptance of a preponderant similarities existing amongst states, tribe, countries and purpose, and with the consciousness that despite the glaring similarities there were still manifest differences existing between one state to another and therefore it became imperative for Akwa Ibom people and the state to be defined through a commonly shared heritage and ideologies.

He maintained that all over the world, people, states and countries have always sort to acquire features that would differentiate them from competing and complementing peers, thus the desire by the state government to use the historic 33rd anniversary of state creation to introduce critical identity items like the proposed state anthem, coat Of arm and emblem was a commendable move by the Udom Emmanuel-led administration.


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