Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has unveiled activities to mark its 25th anniversary silver jubilee celebration
In a release signed by the House Committee Chairman on Information, Barr Ime Okon has it that the celebration’s theme is ‘A Milestone of Legislative Excellence in Akwa Ibom’ and is billed to commence on the 17th of October.
Inaugurated on January 20th, 1992 following the Proclamation of the then governor of the state, His Excellency, Obong Akpan Isemin, the state legislature has attained a milestone of excellence in its core mandate areas of lawmaking, oversight and representation.
Events to mark the assembly’s silver jubilee are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, with a Staff Day celebration by members of staff of the House of Assembly.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, will be the arrival of the Speaker and members of Cross River State House of Assembly. Other invited guests are also expected to arrive Uyo, the state capital on Wednesday preparatory to the full kickoff of the silver jubilee events the following day. On Thursday, 19th October, 2017, there will be a joint-sitting of members of the Akwa Ibom and Cross River states Houses of Assembly at 10am on the floor of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly.
A silver jubilee public lecture will hold on Friday 20th October, 2017. The lecture will focus on The Role of Legislature in the Development of Akwa Ibom State in the past 25 years. The Distinguished Senator Effiong Dickson Bob will be the guest lecturer. The lecture will take place at the House of Assembly Lobby by 11am. Following the lecture will be inauguration of the Akwa Ibom Legislative Internship Programme (AKILIP) and presentation of the Sixth Assembly Midterm Report. By 7pm of that same day, there will be a Gala/Award Night at the Emerald Event Centre.
Saturday October 21st, 2017 will be the visit to orphanages by members of the Legislators Wives’ Association, LEWA at 10am. At 4pm on Saturday, there will be a novelty football match between honourable members of the state assembly and members of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) at the House of Assembly Football pitch.
Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 will be Thanksgiving Service at Full Life Christian Centre, off Nsikak Eduok Avenue, Uyo at 9am.
Invited guests and the general public are please requested to participate in the celebration of a 25-year milestone in legislative excellence in Akwa Ibom state.