Former Governor Godswill Akpabio

Former Governor Godswill AkpabioGodswill Obot Akpabio is a second term Governor of Akwa Ibom state south south Nigeria following his successful outing at the April 26th 2011 Governorship elections. He won both his first and second terms on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Godswill Obot Akpabio was born at Ukana, Ikot Ntuen, Akwa Ibom State on 19 of December, 1962. He attended the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, then read Law at the University of Calabar. He completed his legal education at the Nigerian Law School before being called to the Bar. He became a teacher at the Afaha Secondary School, Essien Udim in 1982. He then joined Paul Usoro & Co, Lagos, a law firm, as Associate Partner. In 1995 he was Director, Corporate Affairs/Legal Services of EMIS Telecoms. In 2002 he was appointed Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources, followed by positions in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and then the Ministry of Lands and Housing in 2006.



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