Rt. Hon. Nelson Effiong
Senator Nelson Effiong, as he is now addressed, was the sixth speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. He was a pioneer member of the State House of Assembly, having been elected into the First Assembly in 1992. With the return of civilian democracy, Chief Nelson Effiong was re-elected, and served two terms in the state assembly between 1999 – 2007. In 2015, he was elected Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
Born April 7, 1953 in Oron, he attended Methodist Boys High School, Oron where he obtained his West African School Certificate and the University of Houston, United States for his first and graduate degrees.
Akwa Ibom State celebrates him