The Annang talking individuals of Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday offered a memorandum to the Senate ad-hoc Committee on Constitutional Overview demanding the creation of ITAI State from the current Akwa Ibom State.
Chief of the delegation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ati Annang Basis, Emem Akpabio, made the presentation by means of Senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District within the Nationwide meeting, Senator Chris Ekpenyong.
In line with him, the individuals of the previous Annang province led by representatives from Ati Annang, Afe Annang, Afe Nkuku Annang and Annang leaders of thought determined to submit a proposal and memorandum for the creation of a state to be referred to as and addressed as ITAI STATE from the current Akwa Ibom state with its capital at Ikot Ekpene.
They defined that the Annang nation stays one of many oldest nation or nationality having homogeneous aborigines with a inhabitants of 1.1 million (projected from the provisional figures of the 1991 Nationwide census) protecting the eight native authorities Areas of Abak, Etim Ekpo, Ika, Ikot Ekpene, Essien Udim, Obot Akara, Ukanafun and Oruk Anam.
Emem Akpabio stated they’ve confidence within the ninth Nationwide Meeting for the belief of the proposed State, noting that the proposed State could be economically viable within the areas of agriculture, strong minerals, livestock and water sources.
“The memorandum for the creation of ITAI state grew to become vital as a result of, over time, the administration of Nigeria has been achieved by means of the creation of models that make for political and socio-economic growth.”
“It will likely be truthful, simply and equitable for the individuals of the previous Annang province that had been missed in the course of the numerous state creation workout routines to be granted their needs similar to different previous provinces.”
Requested if the memorandum has the backing of the three Senators from Akwa Ibom State, he defined that it has been endorsed by all members of the Nationwide Meeting from the zone.