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.