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Hon. Jerry Anson Otu is an eloquent, outspoken, vibrant, energetic Nigerian legislator.

He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State where he bagged a B.Sc Geography in 1992. He's an Alumnus of Federal Government College, Okigwe, Imo State and Federal School of Art and Science, Aba, Abia State respectively.

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The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Information held its maiden meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in the Conference Hall of the House of Assembly Complex in Uyo.

In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the Committee, Hon (Elder) Jerry Anson Otu, highlighted the importance of the Committee as the Assembly’s voice and image maker and listed the Committee’s oversight tasks to include the following:

  • Oversight functions on the activities of the Ministry of Information and its allied agencies
  • Oversight functions of the operations of the Ethical and Attitudinal Re-orientation Commission
  • Considering all Bills/Motions and other measures dealing with matters falling under the purview of the Ministry and Commission

He urged committee members and media representatives to always verify news before making it public.

Other members of the Committee also stressed the Committee’s relevance and importance, as well as the need for effective information communication.

The channels for information flow were also emphasized, and it was explicitly stated that all official communique from the Assembly must be endorsed by the Chairman of the Committee before release.

The Committee is made up of the following honorable members:

1) Hon. Jerry Otu (Chairman)
2) Hon. Ubong Attah (Dep Chairman)
3) Hon. Eric Akpan (Member)
4) Hon. Moses Essien (Member)
5) Hon. Selinah Isotuk (Member)
6) Hon. Kenim Onofiok (Member)
7) Rt.Hon. Effiong Johnson (Member)
8) Hon. Bassey Pius (Member)
9) Rt. Hon. Asuquo Nana (Member)
10) Rt. Hon. Mfon Idung (Member)
11) Rt Hon. Otobong Bob (Member)