Nigeria // //

Pastor Umo Eno

Executive Governor

Sen. Akon Eyakenyi

Deputy Governor


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.


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.



Major Cities

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