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Akwa Ibom State

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Map of Nigeria showing Akwa Ibom State

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 3,902,051 (2006 census figures) - 15th of 37
  • Percentage of Nigeria's total population: 2.78%
  • Population density: 576 people per square kilometre - 5th of 37
  • Landmass: 6772.1 square kilometres - 31st of 37
  • State capital: Uyo
  • Local Government Areas: 31
  • Current Governor: Emmanuel Udom
LGAs of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Local Government 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
Emmanuel Udom, Governor of Akwa Ibom state

Governors and Administrators: 

  • Tunde Ogbeha (Governor – Military): September 1987 – July 1988
  • Godwin Abbe (Governor – Military): July 1988 – September 1990
  • Idongesit Nkanga (Governor – Military): September 1990 – January 1992
  • Akpan Isemin (Governor – Civilian (National Republican Convention)): January 1992 – November 1993
  • Yakubu Bako (Administrator – Military): December 1993 – August 1996
  • Joseph Adeusi (Administrator – Military): August 1996 – August 1998
  • John Ebiye (Administrator – Military): August 1998 – May 1999
  • Victor Attah (Governor – Civilian (People’s Democratic Party)): May 1999 – May 2007
  • Godswill Akpabio (Governor – Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 2007 – May 2015
  • Emmanuel Udom ( Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 2015- Present