ORUK ANAM Local Government Area
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Location: Oruk Anam has common boundaries with Ukanafun and Abak in the North; in the South by IkotAbasi; in the East by Mkpat Enin and in the West by Ukanafun and Imo River running through the borderline of Rivers and Abia States. It extends from approximately longitudes 70° 30` E and 70° 50` E and latitudes 4° 40` Nand 5° OD` N.

Representative: Hon. Iboro Joseph Udom

Paramount Ruler: HRM Obong (Prof) Brown Esen Owoh (JP)


Dr. David Matthew Umoessien

He was born into the family of the late Matthew Umoessien of Ibesit Anwando, Ibesit Nung Ikot Clan in Oruk Anam Local Government Area, He attended the a.i.c. Central School, Ibesit, from 1967 and completed his primary education with Distinction in 1972.

He proceeded to Secondary School, Ibesit, in 1975, from where he left for the prestigious Holy Family College, Oku Abak, and completed his secondary education as the best graduating student in 1980.

He further gained admission into the University of Calabar and bagged Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1987. He did his mandatory Housemanship with St. Luke`s Hospital, Anua, in Uyo LGA from 1987 to 1988. He also did the one year national service, the NYSC, at Naval Base, Sapele, Delta State, from 1988 to 1989.

Back to St. Luke`s Hospital in Uyo, he continued his professional practice as a Medical Officer from 1989 to 1997, locum services (that is, standing in to do the services of somebody who is away) with the University of Uyo Medical Centre between 1992 and 1994. From St. Luke`s Hospital, Anua, he was posted to Methodist General Hospital, Ituk Mbang, in Uruan LGA where he worked until 2000 when he was promoted to Principal Medical Officer and posted to Divine Love Hospital, Utu Etim Ekpo. It was there he voluntarily retired in 2002.

His hobbies include football and travelling.

A Local Government Building
ORUK ANAM Local Government Area
Oruk Anam is one of the eight Annang speaking local government areas. It was created from the former Abak Division.


The people are mainly of Annang nationality with distinct linguistic trait.


* Source: 2006 National Census

Recent Projects  Profile

  • Construction of grand stand at the council Mini Stadium at Ikot Ibrltam, Oruk Anam LGA
  • Renovation projects at the Council Secretariat
  • Construction of convenience in the modern motor park at Urua Anwa Junction, Oruk Anam LGA
  • TRC Building at Ikot Ibrltam
  • Procured furniture Items for the Oruk Anam Traditional Ruler`s house

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Jul, 9 2010: AKSG Recognises 116 Traditional Rulers In Three Years, Gives Out Cars and Certificates of Recognition...more
Aug, 5 2009: Unity Hall For Former Abak Division Soon...more
Oct, 20 2008: Royal father blames police for high crime rate...more

Natural Resorces
Shell, one of the major oil companies operating in the country, found oil in Otung Aya, Eka Ediene and Ikot Otu (Abak/Midim Clan). There are deposits of sandstones and gravels along the coastal and river plains of the area. Clay is also deposited in Inen Ikot Essien and Inen Abasi Atai (Ndot Clan), Ukpom Edem Inyang (Ekparakwa Clan) and Ikot Owuk (Ibesit Nung Ikot Clan). The area is naturally rich in agro-allied resources, e.g. palm oil and kernel, timber, cassava, banana, plantain, fruits and vegetables.

Farming, petty-trading, fishing, palm wine tapping, pottery, weaving and hunting.

From the Gallery
Govt. School, Ikot Ikpene, Oruk Anam LGA Gov Akpabio acknowledges cheers from the crowd on arrival to commission projects in Oruk Anam LGA before the town hall meeting for Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency on 2nd April Gov Akpabio cutting the tape to commission 4-classroom block at Qua Iboe Church Secondary School, Ika Annang in Oruk Anam local Government Area before the town hall meeting for Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency on 2nd April
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