Akwa-Ibom State

Akwa-Ibom (Promised Land)

Executive Governor 

 

Udom Gabriel Emmanuel

DEPUTY GOVERNOR


 
Moses  Frank  Ekpo


Creation: created September 23, 1987

Capital: Uyo

Major Cities: Uyo, Eket, Ikot Ekpene, Abak, Ikot Abasi, Ikono, Etinan, Uruan and Oron.

Geographic Profile: Lying between latitudes 4° 32’ and 5° 33’ north and longitudes 7° 25’ and 8° 25’ east; Located in Nigeria's Niger Delta; Land area of 6,900 sq Km. The state is bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers State and Abia State, and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean.

Economic  Profile: Akwa Ibom State’s landmass of 6,900 sq Km which is arable from the saline water swamp forest in the South, to the rainforest in the North, supports extensive agriculture all year round. There are large deposits of oil and gas both on and offshore. Other mineral resources such as limestone, clay, gold, salt, coal, silver nitrate and glass sand are also found in commercial quantity.

Occupation: Akwa Ibom people are farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. A majority of the rural populace engage in farming. Other traditional occupations of the people are fishing, trading, hunting, wood-carving, raffia works, blacksmithing, pottery, iron works, tailoring, and crafts creation.

Ethnic Profile: Population of 3,920,208; Major ethnic groups are Ibibio, Anang, and Eket.


Local Government Area (31 LGA): Abak, Eastern Obolo, Eket, Esit Eket, Essien Udim, Etim Ekpo, Etinan, Ibeno, Ibesikpo Asutan, Ibiono Ibom, Ika, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Ikot Ekpene, Ini, Itu, Mbo, Mkpat Enin, Nsit Atai, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium, Obot Akara, Okobo, Onna, Oron, Oruk Anam, Udung Uko, Ukanafun, Uruan, Urue Offong Oruko, Uyo.

Raw Materials Distribution in Akwa Ibom State

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ABAK

 

Palm Produce, Cassava, Plantain, Banana, Rice, Raffia Palm, Rubber.

 

2

EASTERN-OBOLO

Petroleum, Natural Gas

Fishery, Raffia Palm, Coconut

3

EKET

Clay, Petroleum, Natural gas

Cassava, Palm Produce, Raffia Palm

4

ESIT EKET

Petroleum, Natural Gas

Palm Produce, Raffia palm, Rubber, Forestry, Cassava

5

ESSIEN-UDIM

 

Palm Produce, Cassava, Maize, Plantain, Banana, Yam, Coconut, Raffia Palm.

6

ETIM-EKPO

 

Palm Produce, Cassava, Rice, Plantain, Cocoyam, Fruits

7

ETINAN

Clay

Cassava, Coconut, Palm Produce, Plantain, Banana, Raffia Palm

8

IBENO

Petroleum, Natural Gas, Silica Sand

Fishery, Raffia Palm, Coconut, Rubber, Forestry

9

IBESIKPO ASUTAN

 

Palm Produce, Cassava, Raffia Palm, Maize, Plantain, Banana, Ginger

10

IBIONO-IBOM

Clay, Granite.

Palm Produce, Cassava, Rubber, Rice, Yam, Cocoyam, Maize, Plantain, Banana, Raffia Palm, Ginger, Fruits.

11

IKA

 

Palm Produce, Cassava, Yam, Maize, Coconut, Raffia Palm, Fruits

12

IKONO

Clay

Yam, Maize, Coconut, Palm Produce, Cassava, Raffia Palm, Fruits.

13

IKOT ABASI

Clay

Cassava, Coconut, Cocoyam, Maize, Palm Produce, Raffia Palm, Fruits, Fishery

14

IKOT EKPENE

 

Cassava, Raffia Palm, Palm Produce, Maize, Yam, Kolanut, Fruits.

15

INI

Clay, Limestone

Palm Produce, Raffia Palm, Yam, Cocoa, Rubber, Rice, Cassava, Forestry , Maize

16

ITU

Clay, Kaolin

Fishery, Palm Produce, Cocoa, Rice, Cassava, Rubber, Forestry, Cocoyam, Maize, Ginger.

17

MBO

Petroleum, Natural Gas, Silica Sand

Fishery, Coconut, Forestry, Raffia Palm

18

MKPAT ENIN

Petroleum, Natural Gas

Palm Produce, Cassava, Fruits, Raffia Palm, Maize, Rubber, Rice, plantain

19

NSIT ATAI

Clay

Cassava, Palm Produce, rubber, Raffia Palm, Plantain, Maize, Fruits, Ginger, Rice.

20

NSIT IBOM

Clay, Coal, Salt.

Palm Produce, Cassava, Plantain, Fruits, Maize, Coconut, Raffia Palm, Ginger

21

NSIT UBIUM


Clay, Coal.

Palm produce, Cassava, Yam, Plantain, Banana, Fruits, Rubber, Coconut, Maize.

22

OBOT AKARA

 

Palm Produce, Cassava, Yam, Plantain, Banana, Fruits, Rubber, Cocoyam, Cocoa, Kola nut.

23

OKOBO

Clay

Palm Produce, Cassava, Maize, Rubber, Fruits, Fishery, Raffia Palm, Water yam.

24

ONNA

Clay

Palm Produce, cassava, Maize, Plantain, Banana

25

ORON

Silica Sand.

Fishery, Palm Produce, Raffia Palm, Cassava, Water yam

26

ORUK ANAM

 

Palm Produce, Cassava, Rubber, Maize, Cocoyam, Plantain, Banana

27

UDUNG UKO

 

Melon, Ginger, Cassava, Maize, water yam.

28

UKANAFUN

Clay

Palm Produce, Cassava, Maize, Plantain, Banana.

29

URUAN

Limestone, Clay, Petroleum.

Palm Produce, Cassava, Maize, Fishery, Rubber, Cocoa, Cocoyam, Fruits, Ginger

30

URUE OFFONG / ORUKO

 

Palm Produce, Cassava, maize, Rubber, Fruits, Raffia Palm, Water yam

31

UYO

 

Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Ginger, Fruits

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