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Location: Etinan is located on latitude 05° 1`N and or 54`E in Central Akwa Ibom, 26km from Uyo, bounded with Nsit Ibom, Mkpat Enin, Onna, Uyo and Abak Local Government Areas.

Representative: Hon. Samuel Okon Ikon

Paramount Ruler: HRH Edidem Ime Oickson Umoette

Chairman

Hon. Kenneth Ime Okon

He was born on 26th December, 1968, and began his educational journey at Salvation Army School, Ekom Iman, Etinan, in 1971 and obtained the FSLC in 1977. Between 1985 and 1987, he attended St. Mary`s Secondary Comm. Grammar School, Ikot Nseyen, Nkwot Ikono, in Ikono LGA. Thereafter, he sat for the GCE and obtained his papers. For tertiary education, Hon. Okon attended the School of Accountancy and Business Studies. At present he is doing a degree programme in Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Uyo.

From 1987 to 1998, he worked as assistant sales representative at Acestoys Plastics Company, and as assistant marketing manager at Jopen Petroleum, from 1998 to 2000. Also, between 1997 and 1999, he served as Akwa Ibom State Government supervisor, PPMC, Calabar depot, as well as the State depot representative at Port Harcourt refinery between 1999 and 2000. From 2000 to 2002, he was chairman of Special Monitoring Committee on Petroleum Products, and also chairman/chief executive, Mme-Mme Nigeria Ltd. from 2001. He also held the position of chief consultant, Intel Concept (security consultants), from 2002.

Obong Okon has also had a lot of exposure and experience in political leadership. In 2005 he was the chairman of Youth Advisory Committee, Etinan LGA; the personal assistant to the Chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, between 2006 and 2007; and from 2007, was the leader of the Supreme Council of Youths in Akwa Ibom State.

Others include, chairman, G-13; chairman, Ibom Allied Congress; chairman, Committee of Youth Leaders, AKS; chairman, Akwa Ibom State Youth Caucus; chairman, Central Working Committee, Sub-Security Committee, Attah/Ekpenyong (2003); chairman, Security Committee, Akwa lbom State Delegate to Abuja, 1999 National Convention; and chairman, Etinan Youth Leaders Forum.

Hon. Okon has also received not less than eight awards and honours. He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with children. His hobbies include reading, travelling, and sports.
 


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ETINAN Local Government Area
Etinan is located within the south eastern part of Nigeria and constitutes one of the Local Government Areas in the oil rich Akwa Ibom State. Known for its agricultural and arts craft products, the area forms one of the most peaceful locations in the West African State of Nigeria.
 

 

People
The people are of the Ibibio speaking stock. Etinan people are dynamic, intelligent with a deep cultural heritage expressed through craft, arts, music and dances. They claim to be the brain basket of the State; mainly Christians and generally peaceful.

Population

MalesFemalesTOTAL:
89,90779,377169,284
* Source: 2006 National Census
 

Recent Projects  Profile

  • Renovation of Primary School Blocks 1 and 2, Ikot Ablnyang, Etlnan.
  • Construction of New Administration Block in Etlnan.
  • Renovation of Health Centre, Ikot Ablnyang.
  • Renovation of primary school, Afaha Eflat.
  • Renovated Primary Health Centre, Etlnan.
  • Construction of new legislative block .
  • Construction of new administrative block, Etlnan.
 

ETINAN In The News
Dec, 11 2009: Akwa Ibom Rural Development – Foundation for Economic Sustainability ...more
Aug, 19 2009: AKSG Assures on Hitch Free Burial for Isemin...more
Oct, 10 2008: Akpabio’s U-17 soccer tourney gets more trophy...more

Tourism
Etinan is known for its arts craft products, the area forms one of the most peaceful locations in the West African State of Nigeria. private section driven hospitality, e.g. hotels, clubs and gardens.
Natural Resorces
Large deposits of mineral resources such as clay, glass, sand and sharp sand.
Agricultural resources include palm produce, cassava and yam.


Commerce
Trading, farming, etc.
 

From the Gallery
Gov. Godswill Akpabio and Wife (M), SSG, Udom Emmanuel (L); Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Hon. Sam Ikon (2R) flanked by the State PDP Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo at the Commissioning of a 3 Classrooms Block at Community Secondary School, Mbioto Gov. Akpabio briefing the people of Etinan Federal Constituency at the Town Hall Meeting. Country home and final resting place for the Late Obong Akpan Isemin at Mbioto II, Etinan after the feneral service at Community Secondary School, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Etinan people Pallbearers conveying casket of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, to the grave site after the feneral service at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Members of the Boys Brigade hold up a portrait of the great sage at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Representative of the Federal Government and Niger Delta Minister, obong Ufot Ekatte, delivering messages of condolence from the Federal Government at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Gov. Godswill Akpabio greets guests at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Gov. Godswill Akpabio greets members of the Isemin family at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Gov. Godswill Akpabio proceeds to greet members of the Isemin family at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Gov. Godswill Akpabio pays respect to the remains of Late Isemin at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra State, Don Etiebet, and Senator Aloysius Etok at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, Gov. Godswill Akpabio addressing the congregation at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Commissioner for Local Government, Paul Ekpo, keeping an eye on arrangements at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009 Dignitaries at the feneral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan, on Saturday, 22nd August, 2009
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