IKOT EKPENE Local Government Area
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Location: Ikot Ekpene is located between latitudes 5° 10` and 5° 30` North and longitudes 7° 30` and 7° 45` East. It lies on the North-Western flank of Akwa Ibom State. Its position makes it one of the economic gateways to Akwa Ibom State. Ikot Ekpene is historic in local government administration in Nigeria, as it became a premier model local government administration in 1951. Today, Ikot Ekpene is the headquarters of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District that has altogether 10 Local Government Areas.

Representative: Hon. Nsikak Okon Ekong

Paramount Ruler: HRH Okuku (Engr) Augustus Jonah Ekpenyong Assiak


Pastor (Hon) Sunny E. lbuot, CNA

Born about 47 years ago in lbong Ikot Akan in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area. He attended Methodist Central School, Amanyam, and Government Secondary School, Nto Nsek, now in Essien Udim LGA.

In the University of Uyo, Hon. Ibuot studied Accounting which he successfully completed with a Second Class (Upper) degree, and went ahead to enrol for Masters Programme, culminating in an award of MBA (Finance) degree.

A multi-faceted professional, Hon. Ibuot prides himself with a chain of highly acclaimed certificates namely: AClB, ACTI, MNIM, CNA, etc.

Chartered in Banking and Accounting, Pastor Ibuot worked with Union Bank, Nigeria Plc (1981-1991), Chairman, Akwa Ibom Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission (2001-2004). He also had a stint in private business (petroleum - related). He is married to a lovely wife, Etiedu, and both are blessed with four children, namely: Uyouko, Uwakinyene, Edidiong and Etimbuk.

A Local Government Building


The people of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area are Annang extracton and the speak Annang language.

Their rich cultural heritage is expresed In Ekpo, Abiakpo, Uta, Ikon (men) and Asian Akananwan, Asian Uboikpa Mbopo, Abang (women).


* Source: 2006 National Census

Recent Projects  Profile

  • Construction of Ikot Ekpene Legislative Chambers
  • Construction of Ultra Modern Legislative Complex, Ikot Ekpene
  • Renovation of a Dilapidated Structures at the Mobile Police Base, Ikot Ekpene (Block A and B) 
  • Provision of Portable Water to Maternal and Child Health Centre (MCH), Ikot Ekpene

Jan, 31 2014: Gov. Akpabio’s Support for President Jonathan’s Re-election Described as Patriotic...more
Jan, 8 2014: Gov. Akpabio pays Tributes to the Historical Contributions of John Wesley...more
Sep, 19 2013: AKSG to Establish School of Nursing in Ikot Ekpene...more
Apr, 19 2012: Akpabio launches paper factory ...Pledges Support for Private Sector Initiatives in AKS...more
Jul, 22 2011: AKS Industrialisation Sees Better Days Ahead ...Monarchs...more
Jul, 11 2011: FG To Connect Lagos – Uyo Via Rail Line...more
Jul, 4 2011: Gov. Akpabio Happy With Completion of Ikot Ekpene Prison ...more
Jul, 3 2011: Akwa Ibom State Chief Judge Urges Women to Uphold Virtues of Chastity ...more
Jun, 22 2011: Prisons Should Be More of Reformative Centers - Akpabio...more
Aug, 9 2010: FRSC Hails Governor Akpabio on Quality Road Network ...more

Natural Resorces
Palm produce: kernel, oil, raffia. Gravel, sharp sand, laterite, clay, timber

Farmers, craftsmen, hunters, traders, raffia craftsmen, wood carvers and artisans.

From the Gallery
Pastor Sunny Ibiot, Chairman of Ikot Ekpene LGA, in an opening prayer at the gala night in honour of the visiting minister for information for the launch of the rebranding Nigeria Project in Uyo Govt. School, Ikot Ikpene, Oruk Anam LGA Etok Ebe street, Ikot Ekpene
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