Akwa Ibom Local Government Area Council Chairmen, 2014

Hon. Aniekan W. Akpan

 Eket Local Government Area

Hon. Uduot Jack Akpan

 Etim Ekpo Local Government Area

Hon. Victor Etim Antai

 Mbo Local Government Area

Hon. Ephraim Akpan

 Mkpat Enin Local Government Area

Hon. Ekpedeme A. Akpan

 Nsit Ubium Local Government Area

Hon. Okon Tom Usung

 Uruefong Oruko Local Government Area

Hon. Kenim V. Onofiok

 Udung Uko Local Government Area

Hon. Etetim Anwatim

 Ini Local Government Area

Hon. Ufot Udoinyang

 Ikot Abasi Local Government Area

Rt. Hon Isantim K. Okon

 Etinan Local Government Area

Rt. Hon. Joseph Inyang

 Abak Local Government Area

Hon. Ibanga Etang

 Esit Eket Local Government Area

Rt. Hon. Orman Esin

 Oron Local Government Area

Hon. Felicia Bassey

 Okobo Local Government Area

Hon. Henry Ekpe Nko

 Ibeno Local Government Area

Hon. Ufot Sunday Akpan

 Onna Local Government Area

Hon. Frances C. Uduyok

 Eastern Obolo Local Government Area

Rt. Hon. Mfon E. Ekong

 Nsit Ibom Local Government Area

Hon. Saviour I. Enyiek

 Ika Local Government Area

Rt. Hon Godwin Ekpo

 Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area

Hon. Sylvester Udokang

 Ukanafun Local Government Area

Hon. Anthony John Akpan

 Oruk Anam Local Government Area

Hon. Anthony Jude Akan

 Uruan Local Government Area

Hon. Ekerete Ekpeyong

 Uyo Local Government Area

Hon. Apostle Ekpe James

 Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area

Hon. Mark Esset

 Nsit Atai Local Government Area

Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria. It was created on September 23, 1987 from Cross River State.

Located in the South Eastern part of the country, Akwa Ibom is a key member of Nigeria’s South South Zone, rich in crude oil, natural gas and a diversity of agricultural produce. 

Over 5000 expatriates working for various organisations like Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, Elf, the Aluminum Smelter Company, ALSCON, Forrestal, Reynold International and the University of Uyo have found a home here.

Capital City: Uyo

Other Major Cities: Eket, Ikot Ekpene, Abak, Ikot Abasi and Oron.

Ethnic Groups: Multi-ethnic: Ibibio, Anang, Oron, Eket, Ibeno, Mbo

Location: Latitude 4o 32’ and 5o53’ North and Longitude 7o25’ and 8o25 East.

Area: 8,412 square kilometers

Climate: Tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; the dry season (November – March) and the wet season (April – October). The wet season is usually interrupted by a short dry spell in August.

Mean annual rainfall is 2,200mm in the north of the state and 3,500mm in the south of the state.

Sunshine is between 1,400 to 1,500 hours per year. Average temperature range from 23oC to 31oC.

Vegetation: Three easily distinguishable vegetation; the saline water swamp forest, the fresh water swamp forest and the rainforest.

Mineral Resources: Crude oil, natural gas, limestone, gold, salt, coal, silver nitrate, glass sand, kaolin.

The major industrial crop is the oil palm tree. The Akwa Ibom has the densest groves of oil palm in Nigeria. The Akwa Palm Industries PLC was set up in 1991 to harness the full potential of this crop.

The production of crude palm oil will allow for downstream industries which can refine the oil into vegetable oil, soaps, margarine, glycerin, candles, detergents and numerous other products. The kernel oil is used for the manufacture of high quality toilet soap. Bye product from the oil palm industries are used for the production of livestock feeds.

Arable Crops

Horticultural or Fruit Crops
African peas

Vegetable Crops
Leafy vegetable

Cash Crops
Oil palm
Raffia palm

Although Akwa Ibom is mineral-rich, agriculture is the bedrock of its economy. It employs about 70 percent of the state’s workforce. Most are engaged in subsistent farming. The industrial sector is small and is dominated by government owned companies. The private sector is active in the service areas, although a few industries are privately owned.

At inception, the state inherited a number of companies from Cross River State. These are:

  • Sunshine Batteries, Essien Udim
  • Peacock Paint, Etinam
  • Quality Ceramic Industries, Itu
  • Qua Steal Products Limited, Eket
  • Asbestonit Industries, Oron
  • Plasto – Crown Industries, Uyo
  • International Biscuits Limited, Ikot Ekpene
  • Champion Breweries, Uyo
  • Pamil Industries, Abak

Most of the companies are ailing, becoming a drain on government. As part of the economic policies, these companies are to be revived and privatized. Government is diverting its interest in them in line with overall philosophy to focus on creating an enabling environment for private sector initiatives to flourish.

The LGAs (Local Government Areas) in Akwa Ibom State are:

  1. Abak
  2. Eastern Obolo
  3. Eket
  4. Esit Eket
  5. Essien Udim
  6. Etim Ekpo
  7. Etinan
  8. Ibeno
  9. Ibesikpo Asutan
  10. Ibiono Ibom
  11. Ika
  12. Ikono
  13. Ikot Abasi
  14. Ikot Ekpene
  15. Ini
  16. Itu
  17. Mbo
  18. Mkpat Enin
  19. Nsit Atai
  20. Nsit Ibom
  21. Nsit Ubium
  22. Obot Akara
  23. Okobo
  24. Onna
  25. Oron
  26. Oruk Anam
  27. Udung Uko
  28. Ukanafun
  29. Uruan
  30. Urue-Offong/Oruko
  31. Uyo