Remarks by Onofiok Luke, Speaker, AKHA, on resumption from recess on 12th September, 2017

. Onofiok Luke, Speaker, AKHA _____________________________________________ REMARKS BY THE SPEAKER OF THE AKWA IBOM STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, RT HON ONOFIOK LUKE, AT THE RESUMPTION FOR SITTING FOLLOWING THE RECESS OF THE 3RD SESSION OF THE 6TH ASSEMBLY TODAY, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 Dear distinguished colleagues, It is with gratitude to God Almighty that I […]

New LG law abolishes state’s interference in Akwa Ibom councils’ expenditure – Ntekpere

. Idongesit Ntekpere  _________________________________________   By Itoro BASSEY Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly committee on local government and chieftaincy affairs, Idongesit Ntekpere, has disclosed that the newly enacted Local Government Administration Law 2017 by the state legislature will put an end to the incessant interference in the execution of councils’ budgets […]

AKHA passes local govt bill into law ahead of council elections

. New law does not tolerate caretaker committees – Ntekpere Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly, yesterday, passed into law the local government administration bill 2017 preparatory to the conduct of elections into local councils later this year. On Wednesday, the Akwa Ibom state Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) announced November 11 as the date for […]

Extension of transition c’tees imminent as AKISIEC announces Nov 11 for LG elections

. Governor Udom Emmanuel (L) in a tête-à-tête with AKHA Speaker, Onofiok Luke  _____________________________________________________________________   By Itoro BASSEY Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) has announced November 11 as date for the conduct of elections into the 31 local government areas of the state. This is contained in a statement titled “Notice of Election” […]

Steady progress puts 6th Akwa Ibom Assembly in the limelight

. Onofiok Luke, Speaker, AKHA  _____________________________________________________ By Itoro BASSEY The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, like other state houses of assembly in Nigeria, is constituted to make laws for peace, order and good governance of the state, while also serving as watchdog for the executive and other sections of  government. While this duty of […]