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 (PDP- Onna).
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
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.