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Location: Located North East of Akwa Ibom State, It shares boundaries with Essien Udim, Ikono, Ini, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State, and Ikwuano and Isiala Ngwa Local Government Areas in Abia State.

Representative: Hon. Nsikak Okon Ekong

Chairman

Elder (barr) Shilling Paul

He was born in November 4, 1951, at Usaka Annang in Obot Akara Local Government Area. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), LLB (Hons), BL and Diploma in Journalism.

He is a retired military officer and immediate past Director of Security services, University of Calabar. He is married to a lady of his esteemed choice, Deaconess Alice S. Paul for 36 years to date, and the marriage is blessed with six children. Barr Paul is honest, amiable, and very dependable.
 


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People
The people of Obot Akara Local Government Area are of Annang extraction and speak the Annang language. The people of Obot Akara identify themselves with such traditional heritage as expressed in masquerades, folklores and dances such as Ekpo, Abiakpo, Uta, Asian Uboikpa, etc. The attachment of the people to culture and tradition is as strong as it is inexplicable. Nonetheless, there are many who have embraced the Christian faith as noticed by the number of schools, hospitals and other facilities built by Christian organizations.

Population

MalesFemalesTOTAL:
76,57971,702148,281
* Source: 2006 National Census
 

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OBOT AKARA In The News
Jan, 7 2014: Gov. Akpabio Charges Tambuwal to Ensure Defected PDP Members Return...more
Nov, 29 2013: Gov. Akpabio Says His Administration`s Free And Compulsory Education is Not Only for Akwa Ibom Children...more
Nov, 4 2013: Gov. Akpabio Commends Sponsors of Gulder Ultimate Search for Interest in Akwa Ibom...more
Nov, 1 2013: Gov. Akpabio Harps on Proper Planning and Budgeting in Govt...more
Oct, 10 2013: Gov. Akpabio Wants Greater Impact of Local Government Councils Felt at the Grassroots...more
Sep, 30 2013: Governor Akpabio Installed as Pillar of Scrabble in Africa. Akwa Ibom State Governor...more
Jul, 9 2010: AKSG Recognises 116 Traditional Rulers In Three Years, Gives Out Cars and Certificates of Recognition...more
Feb, 4 2010: Governor Akpabio Inaugurates 9 Projects in Obot Akara...more
Jun, 20 2009: Assembly Empowers Gov to Dissolve Crisis-ridden LG...more
Mar, 6 2009: Commissioner Tours Local Government Areas...more

Natural Resorces
Agricultural produce include the following: palm oil and kernel, cassava, yam and cocoyam, poultry farm, fish farm, etc, mineral deposits such as corked oil wells, limestone, clay, sand and gravels.

Commerce
The people are predominantly farmers. There are some who are into hunting and craft making.
 

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