UKANAFUN Local Government Area
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Location: Ukanafun Local Government occupies the Eastern Niger Delta fringes and is drained by Qua Iboe River. The area is located on the National map between latitudes 4° 28` and 4° 33` North and longitudes 7° 30` and 7° 50` and bounded by Etim Ekpo in the East and in the West and Abak Local Government Area in the South.
Representative: Hon. Okon Joseph Uwah


Elder Aniekan Slmon Akpan

He was born in 1957 in Ikot Oku Usung in Ukanafun Local Government Area.

He attended the Northern Ukanafun Government School, Nkek Idim from 1963 to 1969. From 1971 to 1975, he attended St. Augustine`s Secondary School, Urua Inyang in Ika Local Government Area. He gained admission into the University of 1I0rin in Kwara State in 1978 and graduated with B.Sc (Education and Biology) in 1982. He won the Department Prize in Curriculum, and the Federal Government Academic Merit Award, University of Illorin.

Elder Akpan also taught for years at the Community Secondary School, Nkek in Ukanafun in 1983 where he worked till 1986 when he became the vice-principal. He later worked at Comprehensive Secondary School in Ikpe Annang, where he served as Principal, 1988 to 1989. He was vice-principal at Community Secondary School, Nung Ita, Ikot Ibrltam In Oruk Anam LGA. Between 2004 and 2007, he served as Principal, Special Grade, at the Community Comprehensive High School, Ntak Afaha.

A Local Government Building


As other Annang speaking Local Government Areas, the people of Ukanafun are of the Annang stock.


* Source: 2006 National Census

Recent Projects  Profile

  • Re-activation of Nsehe Water Project.
  • Renovation of Health block in the council the Ukanafun LGA
  • Re·habllltatlon of Nyomolko Market.
  • Payments of bursary to students in tertiary Institutions
  • Training of thirty youths In Industrial safety
  • Training of 200 youths In Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Training of 100 youths at Eket and Aba In welding and pipe fitting
  • Renovation of Office blocks.
  • Provision/reticulation of water at Secretariat
  • Grading of Nsehe-Urua John- Ukanafun Edem Inyang Road.
  • Provision of motor bikes to assist PHCN
  • Provision of furniture to Nigeria Police Force
  • Provision of motor bikes to assist health staff during immunization
  • Donation of generating plant to paramount ruler
  • Water Project at Local Govt Headquaters
  • Renovated Cenotaph at Local Government Headquaters

Jan, 20 2014: AKSG Warns Mischief Makers Against False Publication Regarding Resignation of Former PDP Boss...more
Dec, 30 2013: Gov. Akpabio and Wife Honored in Nnewi as Deputy Receives Excellence Award in Mkpat Enin....more
Jul, 9 2010: AKSG Recognises 116 Traditional Rulers In Three Years, Gives Out Cars and Certificates of Recognition...more
Apr, 1 2010: Inter-Ministerial Project: Gov Akpabio Descends On Defaulting Contractors ...more
Aug, 5 2009: Unity Hall For Former Abak Division Soon...more
Mar, 6 2009: Ukanafun Inaugurates Tourism Committee...more

Natural Resorces
Crude oil deposits, sand and clay, palm produce and timber in certain parts.

Predominantly farmers, traders and hunters.

From the Gallery
Local Government Chairmen of Ukanafun, Mkpat Enin, Abak, and Uyo in the passenger terminal building of Akwa Ibom International Airport while waiting to receive the state governor, His Excellency Chief Godswill Akpabio, on 28th April
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