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URUE OFFONG ORUKO Local Government Area
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Location: It is bounded by Oron, Okobo, Esit Eket, Mbo and Udung Uko Local Government Areas.

Representative: Hon. Etim Uno Uno

Paramount Ruler: HRH Owong Bassey Andem Ibok

Chairman

Mr Victor Okon Nkpubre

A native of Ukuko II. He was born on 15th December, 1967 into the family of the late Chief Okon Nkpubre, a renowned teacher and community leader, and Mrs Nkoyo Okon Nkpubre, a businesswoman.

Hon. Nkpubre attended the University of Calabar where he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Animal Science. He also received an M. Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

He worked with Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria as a Customer Service Officer between 1995 and 1998 before joining a foremost financial services company, First Standard Investment Ltd., where he rose to the position of Operations Manager.

However, with the dawn of democracy in the country, Mr Nkpubre resigned his appointment with First Standard Investment for participation in active politics. Subsequently, he received the endorsement of the party, PDP, to vie for the chairmanship of Urue Offong/Oruko LGA. As a grassroots mobilizer, his people voted overwhelmingly for him in the chairmanship elections that was held on 7th June, 2008.

Mr Nkpubre is a strong believer in Governor Godswill Akpabio`s vision of total development of Akwa Ibom State, especially in the areas of provision of basic socio-economic infrastructure, free and compulsory education in primary and secondary schools, and a lot more.

He believes that the major way the Local Government Chairmen can support the good initiatives of Chief Akpabio in the development of the State, is to replicate what the Governor has done in the State in their respective LGAs.

He is happily married to Mrs Atim Nkese Victor Nkpubre, Corporate Affairs Manager of Globacom Ltd., and they are blessed with children.
 


A Local Government Building
 

 

People
The people form part of Oro nation extraction and speak the common Oro language.

They are by nature very brilliant and associated with history and are blessed with a rich culture as manifested in their traditional dances, with their most popular dance "atiakeyit", performed by both male and female adults.

Population

MalesFemalesTOTAL:
38,10533,05471,159
* Source: 2006 National Census
 

Recent Projects  Profile

  • Construction of ultra-Modern Gate House at the Council Secretariat, Urueoffong.
  • Construction of Perimeter Fencing, Landscaping and Beautification of the Council Secretariat, Urueoffong.
  • Procured Generating Plant for the Primary Health Centre, Urueoffong.
  • Procured 100 KVA Generating Plant for the Council Secretariat, Urueoffong.
  • Restoration of Electricity to the Council Secretariat and all the Health Posts in the Local Government Area after payment of Three Years Backlog of debt to the Power Holding Company Of Nigeria (PHCN).
  • Construction of a Generator House with Stores and Offices.
  • Electrical Fittings Installed at the Temporaray Legislative Chambers, Urueoffong.
 

URUE OFFONG ORUKO In The News
Nov, 5 2013: Gov. Akpabio says his Vision for the State is limited by Short Fall in Financial Projections...more
Oct, 8 2013: Gov. Akpabio Challenges LG Chairmen on Development Projects...more
Jul, 9 2010: AKSG Recognises 116 Traditional Rulers In Three Years, Gives Out Cars and Certificates of Recognition...more

Tourism
Tourism potentials abound in the area begging for development.
Natural Resorces
  • Marine life, sand and clay deposit and woods.
  • Forest resources include timber, palm produce, peas, etc.


Commerce
Predominantly farmers, fishermen, traders and craftsmen.
 

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