Prince Ukpong Akpabio
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Prince Ukpong Akpabio II
|Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Akwa Ibom State|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Prof. Eno Ikpe|
|Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akpabio on Special Duties, Akwa Ibom State|
May 2007 – May 2011
|Born||19 December 1976|
Ukana, Ikot Ntuen, Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
|Political party||People Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Ndifreke Ukpong Akpabio|
Prince Ukpong Udo Akpabio II, named after his grandfather, (born 19 December 1976) is the first son of Sir Ukpong Akpabio, the only Nigeria|Nigerian politician to have occupied positions in all three tiers of government; executive, legislative and the judiciary. He is from Ukana, Ikot Ntuen in Essien Udim Local Government Area. and lost his father while growing up.
Family and Personal Life
Prince Ukpong’s grandfather, Okuku Udo Akpabio, (who Ukpong is named after) was the Warrant Chief in Ikot Ekpene Province. His uncle, Dr. I. U. Akpabio, was the Minister of Education/Internal Affairs in the then Eastern Nigeria and Justice Nsima Akpabio, (Ukpong's father) was a senator in the Second Nigerian Republic. Prince Ukong Udo Akpabio, a devour Christians|Christian is married to Ndifreke Ukpong Akpabio. The marriage is blessed with four beautiful children.
Prince Ukpong Udo Akpabio II did his secondary education at the prestigious Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene, Ikot Ekpene|Ikot Ekpene LGA, Akwa Ibom State and graduated in 2000. On completion of the mandatory secondary school programme, his quest for formal knowledge took him to two institutes of higher learning University of Calabar, Cross River State and University of Uyo|University of Uyo, Uyo where he studied and obtained degrees in Linguistics and Law degree|Law respectively and was called to the bar in 2016. Prince Ukpong is also an alumni of the Lagos Business School
Prince Ukpong Udo Akpabio II, is a Nigerian politician, lawyer and successful business man. He is the current Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Akwa Ibom State. He was appointed in September, 2018 to this office by His Excellence Udom Gabriel Emmanuel|Udom Emmanuel, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Prince Ukpong Akpabio is a practicing legal professional. He was called to the Nigerian Bar Association|Bar in 2016. Between 2007 and 2011, Prince Ukpong Akpabio was the appointed Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties under Governor under Governor Godswill Akpabio.
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