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Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by lordaltruist(m): 4:12pm On Jun 30, 2020
IS AKWA IBOM STATE BECOMING THE NIGERIA OF OUR DREAM?
INTRO:
Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria. It is located in the coastal southern part of the country, lying between latitudes 4°32′N and 5°33′N, and longitudes 7°25′E and 8°25′E. The state is located in the South-South geopolitical zone, and is bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers State and Abia State, and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the southernmost tip of Cross River State.
Akwa Ibom is one of Nigeria's 36 states, with a population of over five million people. The state was created in 1987 by Ibrahim Babangida from the former Cross River State and is currently the highest oil- and gas-producing state in the country. The state's capital is Uyo, with over 500,000 inhabitants. Akwa Ibom has an airport and two major seaports on the Atlantic Ocean with a proposed construction of a seaport at Ibaka, Oron. The state also has a 30,000-seat sports complex. It is shaped like the Allianz arena stadium. Akwa Ibom state is also home to the Ibom E-Library, an information centre. In addition to English, the main spoken languages are Ibibio, Annang, Eket and Oron.
The region of the state was created out of Cross River State on September 23, 1987 by the then Military Administration of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. No central government existed among the people of what is now Akwa Ibom State prior to the British invasion in 1904. Instead, the Annang, Oron, Efik, Ibonos and Ibibio were all autonomous groups.
Although several Scottish missionaries arrived in Calabar in 1848, and Ibono in 1887, the British did not firmly establish control of the area until 1904. In that year, the Enyong Division was created encompassing the area of the current state of Akwa Ibom, with headquarters at Ikot Ekpene, an Annang city described by the noted Africanist Kaanan Nair, as the cultural and political capital of Annang and Ibibio.
The creation of Enyong Division for the first time allowed the numerous ethnic groups to come together. This further provided a venue for the creation of the Ibibio Welfare Union, later renamed Ibibio State Union. This social organization was first organized as a local development and improvement forum for educated persons and groups who were shut out from the colonial administration in 1929. Nonetheless, some historians have wrongly pointed to the union to buttress their argument about the homogeneity of groups in the area. The Obolo Union, comprising Ibono and Andoni stock, was another strong socioeconomic and cultural organization that thrived in the region. The Ibono people have fought wars to maintain their unique identity and territory in the region more than any other group.
When Akwa Ibom state was created in 1987, Uyo was chosen as the state capital to spread development to all regions of the state.
Akwa Ibom State consists of thirty-one (31) local government areas. They are:
Abak, Eastern Obolo, Eket, Esit-Eket, Essien Udim, Etim-Ekpo, Etinan, Ibeno, Ibesikpo-Asutan, Ibiono-Ibom, Ika, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Ikot Ekpene, Ini, Itu, Mbo, Mkpat-Enin, Nsit-Atai, Nsit-Ibom, Nsit-Ubium, Obot-Akara, Okobo, Onna, Oron, Oruk Anam, Ukanafun, Udung-Uko, Uruan, Urue-Offong/Oruko, Uyo.
Ethnic groups
The main ethnic groups of the state are:
Ibibio, Anaang, Oron, Eket, Obolo.
Religion
The people in Akwa Ibom are predominantly Christian.
Languages
Like their Efik neighbors of Cross River State, people of Akwa Ibom speak various dialects of the Ibibio-Efik languages, which belong to the Benue–Congo language family, forming part of the Niger–Congo group of languages.
The following table lists languages of Akwa Ibom State and the local government areas in which they are spoken:
Language LGA(s) spoken in
Anaang Abak, Essien Udim, Ika, Ikot Ekpene, Oruk-Anam, Ukanafun
Obolo Eastern Obolo
Ekid Eket, Esit Eket
Etebi Esit Eket
Ibibio Etinan, Ibiono Ibom, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Itu, Mkpat Enin, Nsit Ikpe, Nsit-Ubium, Onna,Uruan, Uyo
Ibuno Ibeno
Ika Oku Ika
Nkari Ini
Itu Mbon Uso Ini
Idere Itu
Efik Itu, Uruan
Ebughu Mbo, Oron
Efai Mbo
Enwan Mbo
Oro Mbo, Oron, Udung Uko, Urue-Offrong-Oruko
Iko Eastern Obolo
Oro Okobo
Ilue Oron
Khana Oruk-Anam
The current region of Akwa Ibom State in old Calabar Kingdom was the firs.t to encounter Western education in Nigeria with the establishment of Hope Waddell Training Institute, at Calabar in 1895, and the Methodist Boys' High School, Oron in 1905 as well as other top schools such as the Holy Family College at Abak and Regina Coeli College in Essene.
IS AKWA IBOM STATE BECOMING THE NIGERIA OF OUR DREAM?
Akwa Ibom State and the people of Akwa Ibom have witnessed an increase in its pace in developing with every passing government since the beginning of civilian rule making its mark on numerous infrastructural, agricultural, tourism and industrial developments.
Akwa Ibom as a developing state has a 99.9% chance of becoming a developed state in the next few years base on its steady and speedy investment on infrastructural developments, economic diversification, better road networks and most importantly industrialization which Akwa Ibom State has been doing and doing it very well compared to other states.
Unlike other states in Nigeria, Akwa Ibom knows its potentials and are gradually in a faster pace tapping into it and thus it is fastly becoming a state to be reckoned with both in business, tourism, education, healthcare and investments.
Akwa Ibom in the past few years now has made its mark known and are still making sure it stays that way by continuing in more face lifting projects most of which had already been commissioned and are fully functioning and yielding fruits.
As it stands; Akwa Ibom State has the best enabling environment and so many opportunities for investment, MSMES and SMES. If you are looking at investing in Agriculture, Estates, healthcare or educational institutions, industries (both fashion, music and movie), tourism and relaxation; I welcome you to Akwa Ibom State where there are better policies to enable you do business.
Yes we are not developed like others will say but I can tell you that this is only in the best interest of anyone looking to establish his/her business/businesses before any other investors come in because in every business; it is first come first served and Akwa Ibom as a fast developing state is always ready to serve everyone looking at doing business in Akwa Ibom State.
We have had so many face lifting projects which you all called audio projects but today they are all a reality, nobody thought Akwa Ibom State will ever be a state to be reckoned with but since democratic rule, Akwa Ibom State has never relent in showing both you and the world that it is ready to be reckoned with in all aspects of investments, education, healthcare, SMEs, tourism and relaxation as it is one of the most secured and peaceful state in Nigeria today.
TO QUOTE A FEW:
Better government policies.
Secure and business friendly environment.
Better public and private healthcare institutions.
Better public and private educational institutions.
Greater investment opportunities.
Better tourism and relaxation institutions.
Akwa Ibom has the best road networks in Nigeria and is regarded as the cleanest state in Nigeria.
Its Christmas Carol won the Guinness World Record for having the highest number of choresters and is also regarded as one of the best events in the country.
One thing that makes Akwa Ibom stands out is it HOSPITALITY; it is a known norm in Nigeria that the people of Akwa Ibom are the most hospitable and it is a culture in Akwa Ibom that whoever hurts a non-indigen (either from any L.G.A, State or Country) visiting or residing in Akwa Ibom State has placed a curse on his/herself and vis a vis and this culture has made Akwa Ibom the most peaceful state in Nigeria.
With giant strides in developments in the past few years now; Akwa Ibom has surely make a statement that it is fastly becoming the Nigeria of our dreams.

Lalastclala, Seun and the guys please put this on front page.

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Ilaumoh(m): 4:59pm On Jun 30, 2020
Good health care facilities for visitors----- yes
Good road network ------- yes
Quality meaningful projects ------ yes
Security --------- Top notch
Peace------ Currently the most peaceful state in Nigeria
Cleanliness ------ Currently the most neatest state both
city and its Inhabitants.
Tourism...... with beautiful skylines and perfect serene
architecture both inlands and Islands --- yes
Accommodation----- world class 6 to 3 stars hotels in
every part of the state -----yes
Industries----‐--- oh yes
FDI ------- Oh yes just second to Lagos
Viable Economy------ Third to just Lagos and PH
Hospitality ------ our people are hospitable...yes
Human Capital development----- At the rise
Agro Farming -------yes
Just to name a few.

Note: Akwa Ibom play host to 13 oil companies
operating both offshore and onshore the state, with up to 200 maintenance companies operating both offshore and onshore that state.

Akwa ibom produces the highest oil and gas product in west Africa.
Akwa Ibom still remain the only state in Africa to owned and operate both an Airline(IBOMAIR)and Airport without any support.

Akwa Ibom is currently the second city to owned a Coconut oil refinery after the one on Cotedivior

Akwa Ibom has the best investment policies in the country ..
Let me stop there for now.
I employ all well meaning Nigerians to join the moving train of industrial revolution in Akwa Ibom state ...Come, Live and Invest in Akwa Abasi Ibom State.
Akwa Ibom amaka

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by DankemzI(m): 5:47pm On Jun 30, 2020
Akwa Ibom State The Orange County The promise keepers
Akwa Ibom has utilized it's oil money to the amazement of other Oil state.
infrastructures are top notch, world class standard hospital second to none, education and health care is perfectly maintained. Security of lives and properties are guaranteed
Come live and invest in a calm, green and serene environment!
#VisitAkwaIbom #InvestInAkwaIbom #LiveInAkwaIbom

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Ilaumoh(m): 5:57pm On Jun 30, 2020
DankemzI:
Akwa Ibom State
The Orange County
The promise keepers

Akwa Ibom has utilized it's oil money to the amazement of other Oil state.

infrastructures are top notch, world class standard
hospital second to none, education and health care is perfectly maintained.
Security of lives and properties are guaranteed

Come live and invest in a calm, green and serene environment!

#VisitAkwaIbom
#InvestInAkwaIbom
#LiveInAkwaIbom
Yes boss

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Ilaumoh(m): 5:59pm On Jun 30, 2020
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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 6:09pm On Jun 30, 2020
Pictorial views of all our ongoing project ...blue prints....
Guys you can ask questions about any of the pix that interest you..
Source link below....
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Lalastclala

Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Jackmj(m): 8:11pm On Jun 30, 2020
Wow beautiful

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by lordaltruist(m): 8:31pm On Jun 30, 2020
DankemzI:
Akwa Ibom State
The Orange County
The promise keepers

Akwa Ibom has utilized it's oil money to the amazement of other Oil state.

infrastructures are top notch, world class standard
hospital second to none, education and health care is perfectly maintained.
Security of lives and properties are guaranteed

Come live and invest in a calm, green and serene environment!

#VisitAkwaIbom
#InvestInAkwaIbom
#LiveInAkwaIbom

You have spoken well and you didn't just speak from your heart, you spoke the truth.
#VisitAkwaIbom
#InvestInAkwaIbom
#LiveInAkwaIbom
God continue to bless Akwa Abasi Ibom State.
God continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by lordaltruist(m): 8:44pm On Jun 30, 2020
Truth is Akwa Ibom State has left behind those states that were created along with it and even states that were created before it; even though the richness of Akwa Ibom State has not yet been fully harnessed; it is already taking shape as one of the most developed state in Nigeria.
#VisitAkwaIbom
#InvestInAkwaIbom
#LiveInAkwaIbom
Seun please push to front page ooo.

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 8:45pm On Jun 30, 2020
Jackmj:
Wow beautiful
Lovely bro .. good thing like this don't always make tfront page becos of tribalism
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 8:47pm On Jun 30, 2020
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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by lordaltruist(m): 9:00pm On Jun 30, 2020
Hunchogee:

Lovely bro .. good thing like this don't always make tfront page becos of tribalism

It baffles me how we have let tribalism to so divide us in this country that we can't see good in others; we are supposed to be a united front fighting for the development of every part of our country notwithstanding the tribe, state or religion.
Nigeria is so blessed but we have let tribalism stop it from seeing the light of the day.
{weeps} it pains me how we have let this move from one generation to another.
And to tell you the truth I am always happy whenever I hear or see developments in other parts of this my beloved country like no other.
{shakes head} God please help my beloved country.
We really need to change our mindset toward ourselves and our dear country Nigeria.
This is the only country we have and even though you were given birth to in the USA you are never one of them (do your research and see for yourself how we are being treated outside the shores of this country) so lets unite and work together to make our dear country great and remain great.
God bless Akwa Ibom State.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 9:19pm On Jun 30, 2020
lordaltruist:


It baffles me how we have let tribalism to so divide us in this country that we can't see good in others; we are supposed to be a united front fighting for the development of every part of our country notwithstanding the tribe, state or religion.
Nigeria is so blessed but we have let tribalism stop it from seeing the light of the day.
{weeps} it pains me how we have let this move from one generation to another.
And to tell you the truth I am always happy whenever I hear or see developments in other parts of this my beloved country like no other.
{shakes head} God please help my beloved country.
We really need to change our mindset toward ourselves and our dear country Nigeria.
This is the only country we have and even though you were given birth to in the USA you are never one of them (do your research and see for yourself how we are being treated outside the shores of this country) so lets unite and work together to make our dear country great and remain great.
God bless Akwa Ibom State.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
They truth is even nairaland no go stop our state from shining bro
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Blackking98(m): 9:29pm On Jun 30, 2020
God bless Akwa Ibom state.
Akwa ibom ayaya.

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Abohboy: 9:49pm On Jun 30, 2020
All they need is to these three things because every thing else is coming well on it’s own they need to build better houses, of the standard in America well planned neighborhoods, than they need to provide water for all the citizens, than the last thing is to establish public parks and forest reserves across the state than it can be considered a developed state.
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Abohboy: 9:55pm On Jun 30, 2020
Uyo, Ikot ekpene and eket need some sort of masterplan to control the growth of the cities, and stop the creation of slums anywhere in the city currently Uyo is growing uncontrolled which cannot happen.
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by lordaltruist(m): 9:56pm On Jun 30, 2020
Abohboy:
All they need is to these three things because every thing else is coming well on it’s own they need to build better houses, of the standard in America well planned neighborhoods, than they need to provide water for all the citizens, than the last thing is to establish public parks and forest reserves across the state than it can be considered a developed state.

Bro visit Akwa Ibom State and you will be convinced yourself.
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Thompz43(m): 12:35am On Jul 01, 2020
Home coming after Corona pandemic Proudly Akwa ibomite ✌️

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Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 4:30am On Jul 01, 2020
Abohboy:
Uyo, Ikot ekpene and eket need some sort of masterplan to control the growth of the cities, and stop the creation of slums anywhere in the city currently Uyo is growing uncontrolled which cannot happen.
Bros do you actually been following akwa ibom thread or you just enjoy talking the way you want...
If you don't know something ask questions..
Ask me do akwa ibom has a master city plan ?
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 4:30am On Jul 01, 2020
Thompz43:
Home coming after Corona pandemic
Proudly Akwa ibomite ✌️
You be well received back home
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 4:31am On Jul 01, 2020
Blackking98:
God bless Akwa Ibom state.
Akwa ibom ayaya.
God bless Akwa Ibom
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 4:37am On Jul 01, 2020

Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 4:39am On Jul 01, 2020
Akwa Ibom currently creating more New Estate owing to more inflow of people

Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Hunchogee: 4:39am On Jul 01, 2020
Lalastclala front page
Re: Is Akwa Ibom State Becoming The Nigeria Of Our Dream? by Jackmj(m): 8:42am On Jul 02, 2020
Hunchogee:

Lovely bro .. good thing like this don't always make tfront page becos of tribalism
Lol, Aswr. Are you from Akwa Ibom?

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