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Godswill Akpabio (Views: 7,589)


Godswill Akpabio
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65 (59%)
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Position: Former Governor of Akwa Ibom

Status: Out of Office

Godswill Obot Akpabio (born 19 December 1962) was elected governor of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria in April 2007, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). He ran successfully for reelection on 26 April 2011.

Background

Godswill Obot Akpabio was born at Ukana, Ikot Ntuen, Akwa Ibom State on 9 of December, 1962. He attended the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, then read Law at the University of Calabar. He completed his legal education at the Nigerian Law School before being called to the Bar. He became a teacher at the Afaha Secondary School, Essien Udim in 1982. He then joined Paul Usoro & Co, Lagos, a law firm, as Associate Partner. In 1995 he was Director, Corporate Affairs/Legal Services of EMIS Telecoms. In 2002 he was appointed Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources, followed by positions in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and then the Ministry of Lands and Housing in 2006.

Governor of Akwa Ibom State

In April 2007, Godswill Akpabio successfully ran for governor of Akwa Ibom State on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He took office on 29 May 2007.

In 2010 he appeared on CNN, saying that witchcraft is not a problem in his state. He ran successfully for reelection on 26 April 2011. Akpabio gained 975,585 votes, while the runner-up John Akpanudoedehe of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) scored 163,449 votes.

Godswill Akpabio's recently reviewed promises

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To provide uninterrupted power supply in Akwa Ibom state

The focus of government is provision of uninterrupted power supply in Akwa Ibom State, with a surplus to be fed into the national grid through the Ibom Power Project. The project... read more

In the works
In the works

Godswill Akpabio
To develop the rural areas of Akwa Ibom

The administration of Governor Godswill Akpabio is sustainably developing and transforming the rural areas of Akwa Ibom State with a view to making them the engine room of Nigerian industrialisation. The... read more

In the works
In the works

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To provide affordable housing to Akwa Ibom citizens

The administration is delivering quality housing as a set of coordinated system of urban infrastructure to mitigate the dysfunctions associated with urbanization. Along with these are such tangible infrastructure as good... read more

Promise Kept
Introduction of free education policy for...

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To revamp the educational sector

The state government intensified efforts at revamping the educational sector by rehabilitating dilapidated schools and boosting the morale of teachers. Gov. Akpabio introduced a free education policy for the first nine... read more

Promise Kept
Donation of 12 units of dialysis...

Godswill Akpabio
To uplift the healthcare delivery standard in the state

To uplift the health care delivery standard in the state, the administration has built and donated a dialysis centre with 12 units of dialysis machines to the Federal Medical Centre, Uyo.... read more

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A sea port in Ibaka; a...

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Urbanization of Akwa Ibom state

The administration has developed an efficient mechanism that will accelerate the pace of orderly physical development and control within the State. read more

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In the works

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To overhaul the transport sector in the state

The present administration has overhauled the transport sector in the state with strategies for land, water, and air transport. On land, government has introduced a brand new fleet of 1,000 taxis... read more

Promise Kept
Provision of 27 pumping stations across...

Godswill Akpabio
To provide portable water supply all over the state by 2011

The administration plans to provide portable water supply all over the state by 2011 and has embarked on an aggressive programme to boost state-wide water supply by providing individual access to... read more

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The government has put in place...

Godswill Akpabio
To re-engineer our agricultural sector and increase our internally generated revenue

"We don't want to rely on oil, we are making efforts to re-engineer our agricultural sector and increasing our internally-generated revenue," says Gov. Akpabio. The present administration has reformed the agricultural... read more

In the works
Akpabio has signed about N80 billion...

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To vigorously pursue construction and rehabilitation of roads

Governor Godswill Akpabio has put in place a vigorous road construction and rehabilitation scheme since 2007. With this scheme all headquarters of the 31 local government councils have been linked with... read more

Godswill Akpabio's recently reviewed projects

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Free Trade Zone, Joint Project Fed Government, Akwa Ibom Sate Government and Private Investors

Free Trade Zone, Joint Project Fed Government, Akwa Ibom Sate Government and Private Investors read more

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completed

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Planning and Initial execution of the The Ibom Sea Port / Ibom Industrial City

Planning and Initial execution of the The Ibom Sea Port / Ibom Industrial City read more

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completed

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Passing of the Child's Right Law ( First State in Southern Nigeria)

Passing of the Child’s Right Law ( First State in Southern Nigeria) read more

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on going

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Remodeling/ Construction New Uyo Urban Project, Nwaniba Road By Power City, Uyo.

Remodeling/ Construction New Uyo Urban Project, Nwaniba Road By Power City, Uyo. read more

Ongoing
on going

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Remodeling / Construction New Uyo Urban Project Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo

Remodeling / Construction New Uyo Urban Project Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo read more

Ongoing
on going

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Remodeling / Construction New Uyo Urban Project, Nwaniba by Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo

Remodeling / Construction New Uyo Urban Project, Nwaniba by Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo read more

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comleted

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Completion Ibom Power plant

Completion Ibom Power plant read more

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completed

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Completion: Le Meriden & Golf Course

Completion: Le Meriden & Golf Course read more

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completed

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Empowerment, Employment of 15,000 Youths On Various Project Sites across the State

Empowerment, Employment of 15,000 Youths On Various Project Sites across the State read more

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completed

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Empowerment, Integrated Farmers Scheme for 500 youths

Agriculture is one of the most critical sectors of the economy. It is the statutory responsibility of any government to provide the needed enabling environment to ensure availability of adequate and... read more

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