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Akwa Ibom Ayaya! Visiting this place means Visiting Heaven – History, Hotels, Airports, Tourist Attractions, Stadiums etc.

Akwa Ibom State History, Cultures, Tourist
Attractions, Hotel Accommodations, Flight and
Local Transport- nairaproducers.com

Akwa Ibom is one of the richest state in West Africa which
comprises The Ibibios, Annangs, Obolo and Almighty Oron(Okobo).
Akwa ibom is named after Qua Iboe River with a population of
5million people and 11million people in the Diaspora(abroad).

HISTORY

Akwa Ibom was created out of Cross River State on September
23, 1987. She was named after Qua Iboe River. It is located in
the coastal South-southern part of the Country Nigeria lying
between Latitude 4°321 and 5°331N and Longitudes 7°251 and
8°251E. Akwa Ibom is one of the Nigeria’s 36 states and She is
currently the highest Oil and Gas Producing state in Nigeria.

AIRPORT

Akwa Ibom International airport
located between Okobo(Oron) and Annang(Uyo).

SEAPORTS

A major seaport in Ibaka(Oron) still in Construction.

STADIUM

A stadium that can contain 30,000 people.

The name is ULTRA
MODERN SPORT COMPLEX. THE BEST IN AFRICA. The best e-
library(IBOM E-LIBRARY).

LANGUAGES:

Ibibio, Annang, Eket, Oron, igbo, yoruba etc

SENATORIAL DISTRICTS:

UYO, ANNANG and EKET(Oron).

MAJOR DISTRICTS:

Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Eket, Oron, Abak, Ikot Abasi, Ikono<4>, Etinan
and Essien Udim.

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

total of 36.
Abak, eastern obolo, eket, essien udim, esit-eket, etim ekpo,
obot akara, etinan, ibeno, ibesikpo-asutan, ibiono-ibom, ika,
ikono, ikot abasi, ikot ekpene, ini, itu, mbo, mkpat-enin, nsit-atai,
nsit-ubium, Okobo, Oron, orukAnam, ukanafun, udung Uko,
uruan, urue-offong/oruko and Uyo.

HISTORY:

The region of the state was created out of Cross river state on
September 23, 1987.

DEMOGRAPHY:

The people of Akwa Ibom are predominantly of Christian faith
though there are worshippers like Muslims.

ETHNIC GROUPS:

Ibibio, Annang, Oron, Eket and Obolo.

EDUCATION:

Akwa ibom was the first to encounter western education in
Nigeria with the establishment of Hope Waddell Training
Institute, calabar in 1895. Methodist Boys High School, Oron in
1905 and others.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES IN AKWA IBOM:

University of Uyo * Marritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron. *
Akwa ibom state University. * Obong University. * Akwa
ibom state Polytechnic. * Uyo City Polytechnic. * APEX
Polytechnic. * Herritage polytechnic, Eket. * School of
Nursing Eket, UYO, ORON, IKOT EKPENE, ETINAN. *
School of Basic Studies Abak. * College of Arts and
Science, Nnung Ukim.

FLIGHT PRICE IN UYO:

12,500 for PH/ABJ
#14K or #15k (Dana/Aero) for Uyo to Enugu.
For Arik, from #20k. Enugu/PH/ABJ
For Dana Air, Lagos-uyo is #12,600.
For more info on this visit the website of DANA AIR/
Aero contractors.

POLITICS IN AKWA IBOM:

Politics in AKS is dominated by the three main ethnic groups-
IBIBIO, ANNANG and EKET(oron). Of these three, the ibibio
remain the majority and have held sway in the state since its
creation or inception. The current ruling party is PDP.

EXTERNAL LINKS:
aksgonline.com
wetinhappen.blogsport.com
akwaibomnewsonline.com
uncommontransformation.tv
ibomvillagesquare.com
nairaproducers.com

NICKNAME
Land of promise
LOCATION
05°00’N07°50E
DATE CREATED
23 September 1987.
COUNTRY: Nigeria
CONTINENT: Africa
CAPITAL
Uyo

LIST OF GOVERNORS

1. TUNDE OGBEHA- GOVERNOR- 28 SEPT 1987- 30july
1988.
2. Godwin Abbe – Governor- 31july1988-5sept1990
3. Idongesit Nkanga- Governor- 5sept 1990- 2jan 1992.
4. Akwa isemin- Governor- 2jan- 18nov 1993. party=PDP
5. Yakubu Bako- Administrator from 15dec 1993- 21Aug
1996.
6. Joseph Adeusi- Administrator from 21Aug 1996 – 9Aug
1998.
7. John Ebiye- Governor from 9Aug 1998- 29may 1999.
8. VICTOR ATTAH- Governor from 29 may 1999- 29may of
2007 [8yrs] party=PDP
9. Godswill Akpabio- Governor from 29may 2007 till date.
(8yrs) party=PDP.

TOTAL AREA
7,081km sq. AREA RANK: 30 of 36.
POPULATION.
Total: 1991census. TOTAL: 2,359,736. estimate
(2005)=4,805,451. Density: 330/km sq.
GDP(PPP): year= 2007. Total: $11.18billion<2>… Per Capita:
$2,779

TIME ZONE: WAT(UTC+01).
ISO 3166 code= NG-AK

MAIN WEBSITE:

http://www.aksgonline.com

CULTURE OF AKWA IBOM

The cultural similarity amongst the people of the state is also
epitomised in folklore, songs, dances, food, belief and
mythology. The people are mainly Christians, although some
Native African RELIGIONS are in practice to some extent. They
are farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. Other traditional
occupations are fishing as in Oron(Ibaka), trading, hunting,
wood-carving, raffia works, tailoring, blacksmithing, iron work,
pottery and craft creations. There are so many traditional attires
in the state. e.g Oron attire, oyoyo attire, efik attire etc. AKWA
IBOM AYAYA.

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE FOR IMPORT:

Palm produce
rubber
cocoa
rice
cassava
yam
plantain
banana
maize and
Timber.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN THE STATE.

1. IBENO BEACH
2. ORON MUSEUM
3. NATIONAL MUSEUM UYO
4. SLAVE MASTERS LODGE, OKOPEDI, ITU
5. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ITU
6. Marry Slessor HOUSE TOMB, ikot Oron/itu village.
7. ROYAL NIGER BOAST YARD
8. IBOM PLAZA, UYO
9. MOBIL TANK FARM
10. IBOM CONNECTION
11. TROPICANA, UYO
12. PLAY GROUND UYO.

POPULAR RESTAURANTS…

ORON MUSEUM KITCHEN @1 Oron rd, Oron L.G.

CHOPEE @ RCC RD EKET.

MR BIGGS @ 4 Etebi str. EKET

Tevoli Hotels Restaurant @ 8Nsit Lane UYO.

BELLS Cafeteria @ plot 5, unit F, Ewet Housing UYO.

HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATIONS IN UYO (very cheap).

1. FIRST FRIUTS AND SUITE LTD @ 27 Frank akpan str. off
marina rd EKET. #6000 Per night.

2. KU INT.L QUEST HOUSE @Nsikak Eduok avenue, uyo.
#5000 per night.

3. MERRYLAND QUEST HOUSE @ETIM UMANA CLOSE.
UYO. #3000 per night.

4. ROSMOHR HOTELS @ plot 87 ikot obong rd, ikot abasi.
#4000 per night.

5. DARRELS HOTELS LTD @18 marina rd EKET. #8000 per
night

6. MOTEL @ Udo ikpe str UYO. #2500 per night. no AC.

7. USEL INT.L HOTELS @ 15 Abak rd, ikot ekpene. #4500
per night.

8. DEWIS HOTELS @40 Old ring rd AFAHA UBE by NEPA
sub-station, uyo. #2500 per night.

9. JIMMORE HOTEL NIG @55B, Ikot Abasi rd, Abak. #1500
per night.

10. TENT MANNOR HOTEL @ 45 Idoro rd Uyo. #3000 per
night.

11. Le’ Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort @ Nwaniba road,
uyo. #45,000 per night. VIP=52000. per night.

12. Daaty Hotels @ plot 4D- line EWET HOUSING by AKIPOC,
UYO. #17,250 Per night. And others….

Contact this number if you need accommodation in Uyo – A
ROOM, SELF CONTAIN, A FLAT. ETC +2348154822077. AKWA
IBOM AYAYA.

LOCAL TRANSPORT FARE IN AKWA IBOM (Bus / TAXI)

1. from ORON – EKET= #400
2. From Okobo to EKET= #500
3. From UYO TO ORON = #500
4. from UYO to Okobo is #400
5. From UYO to PH is #600-700
6. from Uyo to ABA is # 500-600
7. from Okobo to UYO is #300-400
8. from Oron to Ibaka is #250
9. from Okobo to Ibaka is #300
10. from Uyo to Calabar is #600-800.
11. Oron to Calabar by water is #1500 only
12. Uyo to lagos by chisco is #6000-10000.
13. uyo to Abuja by bus is #5000-10000.
others will be uploaded soon.

……….AKWA IBOM AYAYA.

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