Akwa Ibom at 33: See Official Akwa Ibom State Flag, Emblem and its Explanation – Akwa Ibom State marks 33 anniversary with new akwa ibom state flag and emblem to celebrate Akwa Ibom at 33
Akwa Ibom State government has announced the launching of official flag and emblem of Akwa Ibom State to mark 33 years of Akwa Ibom State.
The new Akwa Ibom flag and the emblem has significant designs which depicts the true meaning of Akwa Ibom state and what the state stands for.
Akwa Ibom State Flag Explained: What is the Colour of Akwa Ibom Flag? Who Designed Akwa Ibom State Flag?
Akwa Ibom State flag was unveiled on 23rd September, 2020 to celebrate Akwa Ibom State at 33. The flag is made up of three colours: Orange, White and Green. The flag is designed by Nsikak John.
The three colours of the flag has its interpretation duly explained by the designer.
Orange: The colour orange represents the vitality and vigour of Akwa Ibom people.
White: The colour white represents peace.
Green: The Colour green represents fertile land and abundance.
Furthermore, the white arrow design in akwa ibom flag represents progress.
Akwa Ibom State Emblem Explained: What is New Akwa Ibom State Emblem All About? Who Designed Akwa Ibom State Emblem?
Akwa Ibom state emblem is the state’s new official emblem rebranded to celebrate Akwa Ibom at 33. The emblem is made up of the embodiments of Akwa Ibom state’s pride. Its was designed by Mboutidem Ukpe.
The new Akwa Ibom emblem has the Lion, Cross, Tusk, Green Grass, Shield, Palm Tree, Oil Rig, Sea with Fish and Crab, Manilas and Cowries, and the Woven Cord all incorporated in the state emblem which gives a perfect meaning of what Akwa Ibom state represents.
Akwa Ibom State Emblem Explained
Lion: The lion design with a crown on its head represents courage, boldness, dignity and authority.
Cross: The sign of cross embedded on Akwa ibom state emblem represents the State’s religious faith as a Christian state.
Tusk: The tusk represents culture and regards for the royal chiefs as the custodian of Akwa Ibom culture.
Green Grass: The green grass represents the arable land and good vegetation
Shield: The shield represents the safety and security of Akwa Ibom State.
Oil Rig: The oil rig represents the rich heritage in oil and gas.
Palm Tree: The palm tree has a sunrise behind it which represents God’s given agricultural heritage in the state.
Blue Sea with Fish and Crab: This represents the rich aquatic life and longest shoreline in Nigeria.
Manilas and Cowries: This represents trustworthiness in financial management.
Woven Cord: The woven cord in the akwa ibom state emblem represents unity and strong bond among the Akwa Ibom people.
When Was Akwa Ibom State Created?
Akwa Ibom State was created on the 23rd of September 1987 by the then Military Administration of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida with Tunde Ogbeha as the first military Governor (Administrator) of the state.