Akwa Ibom State was created from Cross River State on 23rd September, 1987 by Rtd. General Ibrahim Babangida (GCFR) alongside Kasitna State.
At the time of its creation, she was one of the 21 states in Nigeria and today, she is among the 36 States of the Federal Republic of Nig. Including the F.C.T. Abuja
Akwa Ibom state’s capital is Uyo and the state is also nicknamed “The Land of Promise” – The Land of Fulfillment.
The state is blessed with different mineral resources like Crude oil, Natural gas, Salt Aluminum, Iron Ore, Limestone, Coal, and Glass Sand.
Other cash crops that are grown in the state include oil palm, rubber, cocoa, kolanut, cocoanut, rubber, cocoa, cocoanut, citrus, cassava, yam, maize, rice, pineapple, cowpeans, plantain, banana, pumpkin etc.
In terms of marine or aquatic life, its continental shelf and the neighboring estuaries of Cross River, Imo, Quo Iboe and Calabar Rivers are very rich in many varieties of fishes and seafoods.
Akwa Ibom State is bordered by Cross River State, Rivers State, Rivers state, Abia State and Atlantic Ocean on the East, West and South respectively.
31 Local Governments and their headquarters in Akwa Ibom State
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