Obong (Dr.) Godswill Obot Akpabio was born on 19th Dec, 1962 into a polygamous home in which the mother was the last wife.
Godswill was brought up by a single parent (the mother), he did not grew up to meet the father alive.
Senator Godswill Akpabio is from Nkuku Udo Akpabio Ukana IKot Ntuen in Essien Udium L.G.A.
Obong Akpabio attained Methodist primary school Ukana with distinction level F.S. L.C and Federal Government College , Port Harcourt .
Akpabio studied law in University of Calabar , and Nigeria law school, Lagos.
Akpabio was the Campaign Manager for Olusegun Obasanjo, Ikot Ekpene zone in 2003 election.
Akpabio was commissioner for land and Housing, Commissioner Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs during Attah’s regime.
Obong Godswill Obot Akpabio is married to Onoma Ekaette and He is blessed with children.
Akpabio is the youngest elected governor at 44 years with 15 Chieftaincy titles.
The former Governor, Godswill implemented free and compulsory education from primary to secondary school in the state.
Akpabio was awarded an honouring doctorate degree in law (doctor of law) from Uniuyo on 25 May, 2009 by Prof. Akanaden Essien.
Godswill Akpabio hosted PDP National at 10 years Anniversary Celebration.
Godswill hosted 9,300 Akwa Ibom Carol singers on 26th Dec, 2008. This is first in the world record.
Akpabio was elected the governor of AKS on 14 April, 2007 and was latter sworn in as the Gov. on 29th May, 2007.
He won the tribunal and the court of appeal cases filed by the AC and ANPP candidates and retained his mandate as duly elected Gov. of Akwa Ibom State.
Godswill regained 75 oil wells which were allocated to Cross River State to Akwa Ibom State.
He was a secondary school teacher in 1982 at Afaha secondary school, Essien Udim. He was an Associate Partner, Paul and Company; Broad street Lagos . He was also Director, Co-operate Affairs/ legal services, EMIS Telecoms (1995-2002).
Akpabio was the General Senior Prefect at the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He was Honourable speaker of the parliament, Student Union Government, University of Calabar.
He was campaign chairman for Arch. (Obong) Attah‘s second Term Rally and mobilization Declaration Committee for Ikot Ekoene zone 2003.
This man was chairman, Attah/Ekpeyong 2003 Campaign Rallyy and Mobilization sub-committees.
The Minisiter was the facilitator of Akwa Ibom state Chapter of National Coalition for the continuity of Reforms Agenda (NCCA) of present Obasanjo.
Governor Godswill rule Akwa Ibom State for eight years and successfully handed over to his successor, Udom Emmanuel.
Senator Akpabio was the Minority leader of the senate in the 8th Assembly, under the leadership of senator Saraki.
Akpabio is now the Minister of Niger Delta.
He is now known by his fans as GSM, that is he has served as Governor, Senator and Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria.