Akwa Ibom Local Government Areas and their headquarters

Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Akwa Ibom State and their headquarters are:

  1. Abak …. Abak
  2. Eket …. Eket
  3. Eastern Obolo …. Okoroete
  4. Essien Udim …. Afaha Ikot Ebak
  5. Etim Ekpo Utu …. Etim Ekpo
  6. Etinan …. Etinan
  7. Esit Eket …. Uquo
  8. Ibeno …. Upenekang
  9. Ibesikpo Asutan …. Nung Udoe
  10. Ibiono Ibom …. Oko Ita
  11. Ika …. Urua Inyang
  12. Ikono …. Ibiaku Ntok Okpo
  13. Ikot Abasi …. Ikot Abasi
  14. Ikot Ekpene …. Ikot Ekpene
  15. Ini …. Odoro Ikpe
  16. Itu …. Itu
  17. Mbo …. Enwang
  18. Mkpat Enin …. Mkpat Enin
  19. Nsit Atai …. Odot
  20. Nsit Ibom …. Afaha Offiong
  21. Nsit Ubium …. Ikot Edibong
  22. Obot Akara …. Nto Edino
  23. Okobo …. Okopedi
  24. Onna …. Abat
  25. Oron …. Oron
  26. Oruk Anam …. Ikot Ibritam
  27. Udung Uko …. Eyofin
  28. Ukanafun …. Ikot Akpa Nkuk
  29. Uruan …. Idu
  30. Urue Offong/Oruko …. Urue Offong
  31. Uyo …. Uyo
3Eastern OboloOkoroete
4Essien UdimAfaha Ikot Ebak
5Etim EkpoUtu Etim Ekpo
7Esit EketUquo
9Ibesikpo AsutanNung Udoe
10Ibiono IbomOko Ita
11IkaUrua Inyang
12IkonoIbiaku Ntok Okpo
13Ikot AbasiIkot Abasi
14Ikot EkpeneIkot Ekpene
15IniOdoro Ikpe
18Mkpat EninMkpat Enin
19Nsit AtaiOdot
20Nsit IbomAfaha Offiong
21Nsit UbiumIkot Edibong
22Obot AkaraNto Edino
26Oruk AnamIkot Ibritam
27Udung UkoEyofin
28UkanafunIkot Akpa Nkuk
30Urue Offong/OrukoUrue Offong

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.