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Location: The Local Government Area occupies a landmass of approximately 606.1 0 square kilometres.

It is bounded in the North and North-East by Odukpani in Cross River State and Arochukwu in Abia State, in the West by Ibiono Ibom and Ikono Local Government Areas, in the South and SouthEast by Uyo and Uruan Local Government Areas, respectively.

Representative: Hon. Ekaette Ebong Okon

Paramount Ruler: HRH Edidem Edet Akpan Inyang

Chairman

Michael James Etim

He is a man of great personal disposition, young and humorous. An astute business man, he is diligent and full of manifest devotion to God, and love for family and friends. He is a politician with immense convictions and faith in the unity and greatness of Akwa Ibom State and her destiny in the Nigeria project.

Born some 35 years ago in Ibiaku ltam, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, he began his primary education at St. Joseph Primary School, Afaha Oku and passed out in 1985. He attended two famous secondary schools, namely, Senior Secondary School, Ndon Eyo, from 1985-1991, and Comm. Secondary School, Mbak Etoi, from 2001-2002.

He later obtained the National Business and Technical Education (NABTEB) Advanced Diploma. Thereafter, he proceeded to the University of Uyo for a B.Sc programme.

He had worked as Managing Director, JAMOH Ventures, Uyo, and between 2003 and 2004 served as Supervisor for Education and Secretary to Itu Local Government Caretaker Committee, respectively.

Variously, he had also held the positions of Vice Chairman; G31 for ONE for GODSWILLAKPABIO; Director of Protocol, Akwa Ibom State Youth Caucus; Chairman, Ibom Concerned Youths. He also served in the protocol department during Governor Akpabio`s campaign and election in 2007. He is an expert in Conflict Resolution and Human Resource Management.

Mr Etim is happily married with two children. His hobbies include reading, travelling, politics, driving and football.
 


A Local Government Building
 

 

People
Predominantly Ibibio speaking group with pockets of Efik speaking people and the Ijaws


Culture
The rich traditional culture could be found expressed in Ekpo and Ekpe masquerades and dances.

Population

MalesFemalesTOTAL:
67,56659,467127,033
* Source: 2006 National Census
 

Recent Projects  Profile

  • Renovation Of Council Secretariat, Mbak Atai
  • Rural Electrification Project Ikot Ukap
  • Construction of  Maternal and Child Health Centre at The Council Secretariat, Mbak Atai
  • construction of 16 Room Office Complex at the Council Secretariat, Mbak Atal
  • Rural Electrification projects, Ekim ltam and Ikot Obong Edong
  • Construction of Convenience Faculty Behind the Pavilion At the Council Secretariat, Mbak ltam
  • Renovated 50-units Medium Density Housing Estate, Ekit ltam Akpanobong
  • Installed Transformer at Eklt ltem Akpanobong Medium Density Housing Estate
 

ITU In The News
Jan, 30 2014: UBE Special Vocational School Ground Breaking Ceremony to be Performed Tomorrow...more
Apr, 4 2012: AKHA Members to Understudy China`s Industrialisation Strategies...more
Jul, 1 2011: Underground Drainage Project for Commissioning ...more
Jun, 28 2011: AKSG Donates to Communal Clash Victims...more
Jun, 7 2011: Uncommon Transformation Continues …as Akpabio Inaugurates Completed Bridge and Road Projects...more
Apr, 8 2010: Federal Government Award Contract for Construction of Itu/Ibiono Ibom Dam...more
Apr, 8 2010: NIPP Transmission Line Compensation Tussle Shifts to Abuja...more
Dec, 3 2009: Ekit ItamII Community Advised on Sustainable Development...more

Tourism
Tourist attraction abound, e.g. beaches, navigable water system, beautiful topography of the area, etc.
Natural Resorces
The area is rich in both natural and mineral resources such as crude oil, fine sand, limestone, salt, gravel and clay.

Forest resources consist of timber, wild life, palm trees, raffia trees, gmelina plantations and firewood.

Marine resources include fish, crayfish, oysters. lobster, shrimps shells, periwinkle among others.


Commerce
Mainly farming, fishing and trading.
 

From the Gallery
AKHA Deputy Leader, Mrs. Ekaette Ebong Okon, presenting a souvenir to Gov. Akpabio in Govt. House, Uyo, when she led political, academic, and professional leaders of Itu State Constituency to pay a solidarity visit to the Governor
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