Akwa Ibom State

  • Capital : Uyo
  • Website : www.aksgonline.com
  • Governor : Emmanuel Udom
  • ISO 3166 code : NG-AK

Created on September 23, 1987, Akwa Ibom state covers a total area of 7,081 km2 (2,734 sq mi) and has a total population of 3,902,051 as at the 2006 census. With an average population density of 330/km2 (860/sq mi) and a total GDP (2010) of $11,179 Million, at $2,779 Per Capita.

Akwa-Ibom is an oil-rich state in Nigeria named after the Qua Iboe River. Located in the coastal South-Southern Nigeria, Akwa-Ibom has boundaries with Abia State in the north, Atlantic Ocean in the south, River State in the west and Cross River State in the east.

The climate of the state allows for favourable cultivation and extraction of agricultural and forest products such as palm produce, rubber, cocoa, rice, cassava, yam, plantain, banana, maize, and timber. It is the third largest producer of petroleum in Nigeria. Other, resources include limestone, clay, natural gas, salt, coal, giver nitrate and glass sand. The state has one of the largest palm forest in the federation which harbours large varieties in wildlife.

The geographical area known today as Akwa Ibom is inhabited by three major ethnic groups - the Ibibio, Anang and Oron who speak one language, Ibibio with minor dialectical differences. About 60% of the population is agrarian and such related employ, 25% is commercial oriented while the remaining 15% constitute the civil and public sector

Major Towns:

  • Abak
  • Ikot Abasi
  • Ikot Ekpene
  • Uyo
  • Eket
  • Ibeno

State Governor

Akwa-Ibom state governor

Honorable Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was elected governor of Akwa Ibom State in March 28, 2015, taking office on 29 May 2015. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).