The Abia government plans to unveil a new logo and anthem on
Saturday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the state’s
The Deputy Chairman of the Abia State Advisory Council, Chief
Bob Ogbuagu, told newsmen in Umuahia on Thursday that the
unveiling was part of the activities lined up for the silver jubilee
celebration. Ogbuagu said that other events included an
interdenominational thanksgiving service and the conferment of
awards on distinguished Abia indigenes and friends of the state.
He declined to comment on the implications of the new logo and
anthem within the context of a corporate Nigeria, saying that
everything would be made manifest during the unveiling.
“When the logo and anthem are unveiled, you will see the content
and be able to judge whether it has any negative implication on
the corporate existence of Nigeria or not,” he said. Speaking on
the protracted governorship tussle in Abia, Ogbuagu said that the
state would have been engulfed in a conflagration if the council
did not intervene.
“We have been talking to the gladiators. The state would have
been engulfed in serious conflagration if the elders did not
intervene,’’ he said.
He appealed to those still challenging Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu’s
election in court to embrace peace and remain calm so that Abia
would move forward.