Our Job Creation Law mandates companies in Akwa Ibom to employ 80% indigenous staff – Udofia

Rt. Hon. Victor Udofia, Chairman, AKHA Committee on Security, Youth & Sports  ______________________   OnThursday, Last week, the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly passed into law a bill to create and regulate employment opportunities for indigenes in corporate organizations operating in the state. The law, among other things, requires investors and companies to employ […]

Retirees gratuity: AKHA expresses optimism Gov Udom will pay from 2016

*Friday Iwok (2nd left) addressing the state AG, Andrew-Essien (2nd right), lawmakers & others at the Ikot Ekpene Sub Treasury yesterday ______________________   Itoro BASSEY Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts, Friday Iwok, has expressed optimism that Governor Udom Emmanuel will make funds available for payment of gratuities […]

Bill to create, regulate employment for Akwa Ibom people in state-based organizations passed into law

* Onofiok Luke, Speaker, AKHA  ___________________________________   Itoro BASSEY The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, on Thursday, passed into law a bill for a law to create and regulate employment opportunities for indigenes of Akwa Ibom State in corporate organizations operating in the state. Victor Udofia, the member representing Ikono, was lead sponsor of […]

Gov Udom signs N646.6 billion 2018 budget

* Governor Udom Emmanuel (seated), Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke (L), Attorney General & Commissioner for justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko (second right) & Commissioner for Finance, Linus Nkan, (R) during the 2018 budget signing ceremony at Government House, Uyo, yesterday  __________________________________________   overnor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has […]

2018 budget defence: 9 MDAs shun AKHA again

Itoro BASSEY [N]ine state ministries, departments and agencies have, again, shunned the directive issued by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly requesting them to submit and defend details of their agencies’ 2018 budget. After they failed to honour earlier invitations, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations and Finance had fixed Thursday for the exercise in […]

Quality of legislation in 6th Akwa Ibom Assembly has improved significantly – Former Deputy Speaker

. Obonganwan Grace Edim-Inyang  _________________________________________   Itoro BASSEY, Uyo A former Deputy Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Obonganwan Grace Edim-Inyang, says the quality of legislation made so far in the present Sixth Assembly of the state has improved considerably. Obonganwan Edim-Inyang was the only woman in the then 48 member legislature […]