Prince Ukpong Akpabio

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Prince Ukpong Akpabio II
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Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Akwa Ibom State
Assumed office
September 2018
Preceded byProf. Eno Ikpe
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akpabio on Special Duties, Akwa Ibom State
In office
May 2007 – May 2011
Personal details
Born (1976-12-19) 19 December 1976 (age 44)
Ukana, Ikot Ntuen, Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Political partyPeople Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Ndifreke Ukpong Akpabio
Children4
Alma mater
  • Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene
  • FGC, Ikot Ekpene
  • University of Calabar
  • Unical
  • University of Uyo
  • Uniuyo
  • Lagos Business School

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.[1] 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.[1] Prince Ukong Udo Akpabio, a devour Christians|Christian is married to Ndifreke Ukpong Akpabio. The marriage is blessed with four beautiful children.

Education

Prince Ukpong Udo Akpabio II did his secondary education at the prestigious Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene,[2] 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,[3] Cross River State and University of Uyo|University of Uyo, Uyo where he studied and obtained degrees in Linguistics[4] and Law degree|Law[5] respectively and was called to the bar[6] in 2016. Prince Ukpong is also an alumni of the Lagos Business School[7]

Career

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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. https://fgcikotekpene.myskoolportal.com.ng/
  3. "University of Calabar Nigeria". www.unical.edu.ng.
  4. "What can you do with a linguistics degree?". Student. October 3, 2019.
  5. "Top 7 Reasons to Study a Law Degree in 2021 - MastersPortal.com". www.mastersportal.com.
  6. https://lawpadi.com/how-to-become-a-lawyer-in-nigeria
  7. "Home | Lagos Business School". Lagos Business School.

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