Senator Akon Etim Eyakenyi was elected in 2019 to represent Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the ninth Senate. She was Minister of Lands and Housing under President Goodluck Jonathan and Commissioner for Commerce and Tourism in the Obong Victor Attah Administration.
Born February 25, 1960 in Urue-Offong/Oruko, Nigeria) holds bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Calabar. Before going into politics, Senator Eyakenyi was a teacher and under Governor Godswill Akpabio, served as Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Technical Schools Board.
By June 2015, Dr. Eyakenyi was appointed into the Technical Committee on the Realization of the Ibaka Deep Seaport; and in October 2016, she was appointed as Chairman Governing Council of the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua. Akwa Ibom Celebrates the Vice Chairman Senate Committee on Education.