Celebrating Akwa Ibom

September is our month of celebration!! Everyday, Akwa Ibom people will have the opportunity to nominate and vote for people of Akwa Ibom descent who have made outstanding impact locally, nationally and internationally and brought fame, glory and honour to our state.

Go ahead and nominate that one man or woman who has made the greatest difference.

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Day 29

#AkwaIbomCelebrates

Nnimmo Bassey – Nigerian architect, environmental activist, and poet. Nnimmo Bassey, an architect, is Nigeria’s leading environmental rights advocate. Time magazine named him one of its 2009 Heroes of the Environment. He is also a strong voice and a leading advocate for true federalism and resource control in Nigeria.

Prof Comfort Ekpo

Prof Comfort Ekpo – Aside from being the first female Professor of the University of Uyo, Prof Comfort Mmemfin Ekpo was also the University’s first female Vice Chancellor. Appointed a Professor of Educational Technology in Nigeria’s independence day in 2001, she became Vice Chancellor in December 2010.

Grace Ekong

Obonganwan Grace Ekong – xperienced Woman Leader. Obonganwan Grace Ekong has had a distinguished public service career, culminating in her appointment as Secretary to the State Government by then Governor Victor Attah.

Prof Enefiok Essien

Prof Enefiok Essien, SAN – Scholar of Distinction. Prof Enefiok Essien, one of the very few Law teachers in Nigeria to rise to their career pinnacle as Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, is a scholar of distinction.

Celebrating indigenes of Akwa Ibom with remarkable records of attainments and achievements.



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Criteria For Selection

1. People of proven integrity, outstanding social, economic, political and cultural impact, locally, nationally and Internationally.
2. Achievers, innovators and inventors.
3. Excellence in music, arts, culture and the creative industry and all those who have contributed to the success story of Akwa Ibom State.
3. People whose lives have been inspirational, who have demonstrated the can-do spirit of Akwa Ibom viz, honesty, integrity, hardwork and courage.

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