IBESIKPO ASUTAN Local Government Area
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Location: It occupies the western axis of Akwa Ibom State and lying between latitudes 40° 32` - 50° 33` East and longitudes 70° 25` - 80° 25" North. It is bounded in the North by Uruan Local Government Area, in the South by Etinan, South East by Nsit Ibom, in the North East by Nsit Atai and in the West by Uyo Local Government Area.
Representative: Hon. Ekpeowo Archibong Ekpo

Paramount Ruler: HRH Edidem (Barr.) Ita Bassey Etuk


Barr Christopher Eseme Essien

He was born on 20th June, 1966, in Ikot Oku Akpan, Asutan Ekpe, Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area. He attended Mainland Day Nursery School, Ikate, Surulere, in 1970, and thereafter, proceeded to Santa Maria Nursery/Primary School, Aboh Hill, Aba, in 1972. He completed his primary education at Presbyterian Primary School, Enwe Street, Uyo, in 1976.

He attended the prestigious Holy Family College, Abak, and Etinan Institute, Etinan, where he obtained his WASC in 1982. He had also attended the defunct School Arts and Science, Uyo.

In 1985, Barr Essien got admission into the then University of Cross River State (now University of Uyo) to read Law, and graduated with LL.B in 1989. The same year, he enrolled at the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, and was called to the Bar in 1990. He did his compulsory national youth service, NYSC, in Enugu, then in Anambra State.

He started his legal career with Ita Enang Associates, a firm of legal practitioners in Uyo from 1991 to 1994, and from there, with two of his colleagues, he formed a partnership, Essien Ukpe and Associates. In 1996 he was elected a councillor in the defunct Ekpe Atai Local Government Area, and eventually became the Vice-Chairman, until Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area was carved out from both Ekpe Atai and Uyo Local Government Areas.

In 1992, he was appointed the National Director, Legal, Intelligence and Security of our great party, POP, at the National ~ecretariat, Abuja, till 2008, when he resigned to contest election for the office of Chairman, IbesikpoAsutanLGA.

He is married to Ememobong Christopher Essien and they are blessed with three children, one girl and two boys. He is a devout Christian and a very social person.

His hobbies are football, table tennis, and lawn tennis. He is also a voracious reader.

A Local Government Building


The people are generally homogenous and speak Ibibio language. Its cultural heritage is manifested through Ekpo masquerades, Ekong, Ekpe and cultural dances.

* Source: 2006 National Census

Recent Projects  Profile

  • Ten Open Market Stores at Ikot Udo Eyoho - Asutan Ward III
  • Reception Organized For The Winners of The AKPF Cup In Ibesikpo Asutan Council
  • Modern Staff Toilet in The Local Government Council
  • Water Project at Ikot Akpa Asutan Ward II
  • Water Project at The New Local Government Secretariat -Nung Udoe

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Natural Resorces
  • Mineral deposits include crude oil, clay, limestone among others.
  • Abundant forest and agricultural produce such as wood, palm trees and oil, raffia palm trees, etc

Predominantly farmers and traders.

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