Uyo – The Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, on
Thursday dissolved the 31 Local Government
Councils in the State.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Aniekan Uko, who
made the pronouncement in Uyo, directed the
Chairmen to handover all government property to
the councils’ Head of Service by July 10.
He said this was in line with the 1999 Constitution
as amended; as the tenure of the present local
government chairmen would expire by 12
midnight on July 10.
Uko recalled that the councils were inaugurated
on July 11, 2012 for three years tenure.
He also directed the clerk of the House Mrs
Mandu Umoren, to communicate the decision of
the House to Gov. Udom Emmanuel for necessary
Earlier, the leader of the House, Mr Udo Kerien
(PDP), moved a motion for the dissolution of the
councils and was seconded by Mr Usoro
Akpausoh (PDP- Esit Eket/Ibeno).
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It is reported that the house also received a
Notice of Motion on the Establishment of Nuclear
Plant in Akwa Ibom, sponsored by Mr Nse Essien
In the motion, he urged the assembly to pass a
resolution directing the National Atomic Energy
Commission and indeed Federal Government to
reconsider its desire to build nuclear plants in the
state due to its dense population.
The motion also urged the federal government to
explore other available and harmless sources of
power in the state, including increasing the
capacity of Ibom Power Plant.
The speaker of the House referred the motion to
the Committee on Environment for in-depth study
and to report back to the House within one week.
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