ELDER UBONG OBOT
He embodies the true Akwa Ibom spirit-Hard work, determination and unwavering focus coupled with a deep and abiding faith in God. His meteoric rise, from a humble background to the pinnacle of his trade, that has seen him traverse the world of construction supplies locally and internationally demonstrates that success does not always reside in kingly origins. At 12, Ubong Bassey Obot, Chairman of Ubotex Nigeria Limited, the biggest cement and building supplies dealership in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States and an elder of the Apostolic Church, was not enrolled in any school but was undergoing apprenticeship.
Since breaking free, his business has grown exponentially. Today, major cement manufacturers in Nigeria, now wrap their growth strategy in the South-South around his. From a single cement store along Uruan Street in the early 90s, Ubotex is now active in the entire construction value chain far beyond the state. He also has extensive interests in property, winery and general merchandising.
Akwa Ibom celebrates this great son of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government, a man of disarming humility, who against the odds life threw at him, has built a successful businesses and created jobs for more than 1000 persons directly and indirectly. He is a living example of the can – do spirit of Akwa Ibom people.