when was Akwa Ibom state created

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Gen. Sulhazan Staff asked 4 months ago

Nigerians, when was Akwa Ibom State created, under whose regime and how many other states were created along with it

2 Answers
Mark Moon answered 3 months ago

Akwa Ibom State was created by the then Federal Military Government under General lbrahim Babangida, on September 23, 1987,  out of the then Cross River State with Uyo as it’s capital. Akwa Ibom was created by combining the Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Eket and Abak divisions of old Calabar province. Ikot Ekpene, Abak, Eket, Ibeno are a few of many prominent cities.
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 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
Bellajay answered 3 months ago
  • Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria which was created in 1987.
  • It is located in the coastal southern part of the country called the Niger Delta, 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 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 world-class seaport Ibaka Seaport at Oron.
  • The state also boasts of a 30,000-seat ultramodern sports complex. It is shaped like the Allianz arena stadium and it has modern and world-class facilities.
  • Akwa Ibom state is also home to the Ibom E-Library, a world-class information centre.
  • In addition to English, the main spoken languages are Ibibio, Annang, Eket and Oron.

Local Government Areas
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

DEMOGRAPHY OF AKWA-IBOM STATE
The people are predominantly Christian. The main ethnic groups of the state are:

  • Ibibio
  • Annang
  • Oron
  • Eket
  • Obolo

Including their Efik brothers and sisters of Cross River State, they speak various dialects of the Efik-Ibibio Language, which belongs to the Benue–Congo language family, which forms part of the Niger–Congo group of languages.
Despite the homogeneity, 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.

Gen. Sulhazan Staff asked 4 months ago

Please on which day was akwa ibom state created and who created it
Please add a comprehensive note about the state.

0 Answers
Mark Moon answered 3 months ago

Akwa Ibom State was created by the then Federal Military Government under General lbrahim Babangida, on September 23, 1987,  out of the then Cross River State with Uyo as it’s capital. Akwa Ibom was created by combining the Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Eket and Abak divisions of old Calabar province. Ikot Ekpene, Abak, Eket, Ibeno are a few of many prominent cities.
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 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
Bellajay answered 3 months ago
  • Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria which was created in 1987.
  • It is located in the coastal southern part of the country called the Niger Delta, 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 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 world-class seaport Ibaka Seaport at Oron.
  • The state also boasts of a 30,000-seat ultramodern sports complex. It is shaped like the Allianz arena stadium and it has modern and world-class facilities.
  • Akwa Ibom state is also home to the Ibom E-Library, a world-class information centre.
  • In addition to English, the main spoken languages are Ibibio, Annang, Eket and Oron.

Local Government Areas
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

DEMOGRAPHY OF AKWA-IBOM STATE
The people are predominantly Christian. The main ethnic groups of the state are:

  • Ibibio
  • Annang
  • Oron
  • Eket
  • Obolo

Including their Efik brothers and sisters of Cross River State, they speak various dialects of the Efik-Ibibio Language, which belongs to the Benue–Congo language family, which forms part of the Niger–Congo group of languages.
Despite the homogeneity, 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.