Godswill Akpabio (Views: 7,908)


Godswill Akpabio
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65 (59%)
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45 (41%)
 
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 In the works
Godswill Akpabio
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

To develop the rural areas of Akwa Ibom In the works
Godswill Akpabio
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

To provide affordable housing to Akwa Ibom citizens In the works
Godswill Akpabio
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

To revamp the educational sector Promise Kept
Godswill Akpabio
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

To uplift the healthcare delivery standard in the state Promise Kept
Godswill Akpabio
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

Urbanization of Akwa Ibom state In the works
Godswill Akpabio
The administration has developed an efficient mechanism that will accelerate the pace of orderly physical development and control within the State. read more

To overhaul the transport sector in the state In the works
Godswill Akpabio
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

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

To re-engineer our agricultural sector and increase our internally generated revenue In the works
Godswill Akpabio
"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

To vigorously pursue construction and rehabilitation of roads In the works
Godswill Akpabio
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 Completed
Godswill Akpabio
Free Trade Zone, Joint Project Fed Government, Akwa Ibom Sate Government and Private Investors read more

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

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

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

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

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

Completion Ibom Power plant Completed
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Completion Ibom Power plant read more

Completion: Le Meriden & Golf Course Completed
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Completion: Le Meriden & Golf Course read more

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

Empowerment, Integrated Farmers Scheme for 500 youths Completed
Godswill Akpabio
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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