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The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:21am On Jun 29
Exclusive: What people don't know or see in the Map....

Akwa Ibom State houses 38 Islands that are very still untapped or developed making the future of tourism more brighter for the state than ever...
Do you know that Ibeno L.G.A has 25 communities and all 22 are Island settlements that is not even much captured in the map..

Others are Mbo L.G.A with 7 Island communities while Eastern Obolo L.G.A has 9 island communities ..
Thus making Akwa Abasi Ibom state the only state with 38 island settlements in Nigeria.

Akwa Ibom currently has the longest seaband or coastal line in west Africa making it a tourism heaven just like the river Nile in Egypt....with a whopping 2410 km2 coastal line, ibeno alone has 1200km2 while others is shared among Mbo, Easyern Obolo, Ikot Abasi etc

Let talk briefly about Ibeno L.G.A, Ibeno is bordering at the east flank by Mbo LGA, at the west flank by Eastern Obolo by north by Eket and by the south by the Atlantic Ocean.
Ibeno people are the extracted people from Andoni in River state & Eastern Obolo people inwhich they share the same culture and traditions with Andoni people of river state...
Bonny Island became popular becos of industrial present in that island ... leaving the 38 island settlement in Akwa Ibom state unknown and untapped ...

When I went on a tour to those islands in Ibeno..
Shockingly they were an island you travel for 1 full day from the jetty in Iwou-Achang in Ibeno to Utana obulop island.
This island took us 23hours with a speed flying boat engine fitted with two 75 horsepower engines to be able to get to that Island of Utana Obolop Island.

The interesting part was I saw huge population of people and majority were people from other countries like Satomi and Principe, Gabon , Togo and even people from Edo state and I was amazed about the untapped island .
Shocking they was no federal and state governments present in those islands ... No nigerians schools, hospital, police stations etc meaning the only thing that links that island to Akwa Ibom state and Nigeria is that the chiefs in this islands are from Ibeno period.
Is saddened how this guys are abandoned by both the state and federal government letting them to live and do thier business alone with steady international travels from one countries to the other without visa or etc.
Akwa Ibom state might not be big in size in the Nigeria map but the state is deep in realiality.

This island house up to 80 thousand inhabitants of various countries ... Jesus my lord I felt like crying while writing this piece. The primary occupation there is fishing and once in a while some foreign fishing companies and NGOs drop food & medical aids in the island in exchange of sea food....
If this Islands are well tapped it will make Akwa Ibom look like Miami of USA, or the Bahamas.

Please I used this opportunity to ask all well meaning Nigerians to go and invest and our journalist not to only covers cities and politics but go inside this islands and bring them to limelight.....
Am just so angry I won't be surprised we losing some of these islands in the future to foreign Governments like we did to bakassi..
Ibeno is gotten from the word Obolo which means white sand beach.
Akwa Ibom alone houses 80 thousand Ghanaian living in both Ibeno and Mbo L.G.A. in short there is a place in Iwouachang in Ibeno called Ghana town.

Nigerians need to know this.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibeno_Beach

You can find the list of all Ibeno island and communities in the link below
https://worldpostalcode.com/nigeria/akwa-ibom/ibeno/ibeno-clan.

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:23am On Jun 29
More NGOs visit Ibeno Islands

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Poloyanabo2(m): 10:25am On Jun 29
Hunchogee where are the pics of the 38 islands?

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by mystery22(m): 10:27am On Jun 29
Wow,never knew aboutit..akwa ibom is beautiful..if only this nation is useful,why traveling to Miami while we have our own African Miami here..just tourism only will boost the state revenue.

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:28am On Jun 29
More pix of the untapped islands in Akwa Ibom state

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:30am On Jun 29
More pix Ghanaian boats everywhere in these island

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:32am On Jun 29
Akwa Ibom Island communities culture expression

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:37am On Jun 29
I keep asking why is only two of this Ibeno islands shown in Nigeria map and some maps don't even show any of these island or are there too small not to be shown .

I leave it to you guys to be the judge.

Find attached 2 different Nigeria map with two different views

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:39am On Jun 29
Students and some tourists do visit these hidden islands

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Emmacolinho(m): 10:40am On Jun 29
I love Akwa Ibom and I hope to visit there someday

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Binikingdowm: 10:41am On Jun 29
This akwa ibom state is too blessed..

I wish akwa ibom and maybe cross river can form a country together. That will be among world most finest country with high GDP per capital, low poverty rate and high literacy rate.

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:45am On Jun 29
Fish farming at it greatest in this islands

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:53am On Jun 29
More on this Akwa Ibom Untapped Island settlements

Lalastclala, seun and mynd44 carry am go front page sir

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:54am On Jun 29
More pix

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:56am On Jun 29
More pix
Life in these islands

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:57am On Jun 29
More pix

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 10:59am On Jun 29
Beautiful and untapped islands site no inhabitants in some

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 11:01am On Jun 29
Some with already natural beauty

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 11:02am On Jun 29
More

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 11:04am On Jun 29
Lalastclala, seun abeg carry am go front page oo

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Sammy07: 11:07am On Jun 29
All I can say is Wow!

You guys can make it work like Banana and Victoria Island.

Well, it's Economic and developments that will make that happen.

You guys are blessed with Waters

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 11:08am On Jun 29
Poloyanabo2:
Hunchogee where are the pics of the 38 islands?
You can find some below sir...Is not easy to do a journalist job when you are not one ok

And you can do this research yourself by visiting this places ok

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Sammy07: 11:09am On Jun 29
You guys don't know what you have kiss

Akwaibom and Calabar should be a tourist destination.

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 11:11am On Jun 29
mystery22:
Wow,never knew aboutit..akwa ibom is beautiful..if only this nation is useful,why traveling to Miami while we have our own African Miami here..just tourism only will boost the state revenue.
My brother is bad that we don't tour our locality to know what is abound...though am from this area both I never knew we had all this, honestly so we need not wait for government honestly

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by viver1: 11:13am On Jun 29
Nna u mix pictures o. Akwa Ibom ayaiya.

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by BlackfireX: 11:14am On Jun 29
Still looking for the beauty....


OK I have seen it

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by seborrhic: 11:18am On Jun 29
38 islands and 3 different pictures of same white folks on the same beach. Didn't know islands and and 1 beach mean the same thing.

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 11:19am On Jun 29
viver1:
Nna u mix pictures o. Akwa Ibom ayaiya.
My brother the truth is is not easy to go around to get pix especially if your not a journalist meanwhile you can press any picture you feel I mixed for 5seconds and it will take you to the source ok

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 11:20am On Jun 29
seborrhic:
38 islands and 3 different pictures of same white folks on the same beach.
Didn't know islands and and 1 beach mean the same thing.
I don't need to advice you to read in between lines but you can visit Ibeno community ok

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by XANDERBOY85: 11:20am On Jun 29
Shouldn’t you start a Akwa-Ibom development thread?

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Hunchogee: 11:21am On Jun 29
XANDERBOY85:
Shouldn’t you start a Akwa-Ibom development thread?
Sir it will be nice but you can assist too

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Re: The Untapped Islands in Akwa Ibom State....photos by Blackking98(m): 11:22am On Jun 29
Binikingdowm:
This akwa ibom state is too blessed..

I wish akwa ibom and maybe cross river can form a country together. That will be among world most finest country with high GDP per capital, low poverty rate and high literacy rate.
True talk bro

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