Akwa Ibom State Parliament Committee on Environment’s report on a bill for a law to provide for the regulation of waterfront infrastructure development in Akwa Ibom State has been officially received by the Assembly during her last plenary session.
Presenting the report to Akwa Ibom State Parliament, the Chairman, House Committee on Environment, Hon. David Lawrence disclosed that the law seeks to curb gully erosion and enhance scenic beauty, regulate the discharge environmental integrity of the waterfront.
Hon. Lawrence who is the representative for Eket State Constituency and Chief Whip of the House, further stated that the bill when passed into law among other things shall facilitate the development of standards and guidelines for infrastructure and other development activities in the waterfront.
Upon receiving the report, the Akwa Ibom State Parliament deferred the report to its next legislative date for further legislative consideration.
Meanwhile, the House has adjourned her plenary to reconvene on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2019.
Currently, members of Akwa Ibom State Parliament and members-elect are attending a 2-day pre-induction workshop at Lagos.
Participants at the ongoing workshop for incoming members of Akwa Ibom State Parliament are principal officers and serving members of the sixth Assembly, incoming assemblymen for seventh Assembly, Clerk of the House, among other persons.
Meanwhile the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel yesterday joined the parliamentarians at the two day pre-induction workshop where he appreciated members of the sixth Assembly for their support in the past four years and urged seventh Assembly members to emulate them.
“I have enjoyed tremendous partnership and support of the 6th assembly. There is nothing as bad as trying to do something and people don’t appreciate it. I came in and opened my heart to the House, and I have gotten maximum support of that House”.
The governor noted that the House showed him a lot of understanding with the key projects which government had to build in order to enhance the state economy. He urged the incoming assembly to gear up for greater partnership as there is more work to be done.
He expressed optimism that “the 7th assembly will help to create change and to build human capacity.”