A’IBOM GOVERNOR UNVEILS STATE SYMBOLS AT 33 ANNIVERSARY
The A’Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has unveiled State symbols as part of the events to mark the 33 anniversary of the state, yesterday.
The executive bill to establish and regulate the state symbols was received by the State Assembly last week and passed into law earlier in the week during its plenary after due legislative procedure.
The symbols include the emblem, flag, anthem and the creed.
The Flag is designed by Nsikak John, a native of Ikot Inyang Itak in Ikono LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
The Emblem is designed by Mboutidem Ukpe an indigene of Utu-Abak LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
While the State Anthem is composed by Dr. Iberedem Iwok from Ukpom Edem Inyang in Oruk Anam LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
The features the Emblem include; Lion, Cross, Tusks, Green Grass, Shield, Oil Rig, Palm Tree, Blue Colour with Fish and Crab, Manilas and Cowries, and the Woven Cord.
The Lion with a crown on its head is a figure of courage, boldness, dignity and authority.
The Cross is a representation of the faith as Christians and a public declaration of Akwa Ibom destiny as a state named after God.
The Tusks represent culture and the regard for the royals who are the custodians of the cultural legacy.
The Green Grass represents the arable land and good vegetation.
Also, the Shield represents the safety and security of Akwa Ibom State.
The Oil Rig representing the rich heritage in Oil and Gas.
The Palm Tree in the sunrise represents the God-given Agricultural Heritage.
The Blue Colour with the Fish and Crab represents the rich aquatic life and longest shore line in the country.
The Manilas and Cowries represents history of trustworthiness in finance management.
While the Woven Cord represents Unity and the strong bond among AkwaIbomites as a people.