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Godswill Akpabio Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Godswill Akpabio Biography
Godswill Akpabio is a Nigeria lawyer, politician and the former Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
He has also handled other several positions, including serving as Honourable Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources during the tenure of Governor Obong Victor Attah in Akwa Ibom State. He is currently serving as the Minister of Niger Delta.
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Godswill Akpabio Profile

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Full name: Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio
Date of birth: 9th December 1962
Age: 58 years old (2020)
Place of birth: Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Parents: Chief Obot Akpabio, Madam Lucy Obot Akpabio (née Inyangetor) 
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Calabar
Spouse: Ekaette Unoma Akpabio
Children: Five
Occupation: Lawyer, politician
Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
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Godswill Akpabio Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family And Education

Godswill Akpabio was born on the 9th of December, 1962 in Ukana, Ikot Ntuen, Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He was raised by him Mum,  Lucy Obot Akpabio after losing his father at a very early age.
Godswill started his early education at Methodist Primary School, Ukana. After obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate, he proceeded to the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. While at FGC, Akpabio was appointed the Senior Prefect.
Akpabio further gained admission to study at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State. While in school, he was elected as the speaker of the parliamentary year.

Career

Godswill Akpabio worked briefly as a teacher, and then as an associate partner with Paul Usoro and Co., a law firm in Nigeria.
He further got a job at the EMIS Telecoms Limited, a wireless telecommunications company in Lagos, Nigeria where he quickly rose to the position of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

In 2002, Obong Victor Attah the then Governor of Akwa Ibom State appointed him as the Honourable Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources. He served in three different ministries in the state between 2002 and 2006. The first was as the Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources, followed by Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. He also served as the Commissioner for Lands and Housing.

His first step into politics was in 2006 when he contested for the governorship of Akwa Ibom State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He defeated 57 other aspirants to emerge the party's candidate. 

He further went ahead to emerge winner in the 2007 governorship election after receiving massive during the election. He was re-elected for a second term in office as Governor of Akwa Ibom State in 2011. While serving as governor, he was also elected Chairman of the newly formed PDP Governors Forum.

In 2015, Godswill Akpabio contested and won the Senate seat of the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District to represent the district in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He contested again under the PDP platform. He was announced by the Senate President as Senate Minority Leader on 28th July 2015.

In August 2018, Sen. Akpabio defected from the PDP to the All Progressive Congress (APC). This was followed by his resignation as the Senate Minority Leader.

He is currently serving as the Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Minister for Niger Delta Affairs after being sworn in on August 2019. He was earlier recommended by President Buhari and screened by the Nigerian Senate for the appointment.

Personal Life

Godswill Akpabio is happily married to Ekaette Unoma Akpabio and the marriage is blessed with five children. Unoma Akpabio is the founder of Family Life Enhancement Initiative (FLEI).
Sen. Akpabio is a devoted Christain and member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Awards and Recognitions

• 2008 Most Outstanding Governor in Nigeria (South-South): National Daily Newspaper.
• Excellency Award as Best Governor South-South 2009: Global Excellence Magazine.
• Best Governor (South-South): Encomium Magazine
• Best Governor Infrastructure 2009: Encomium Magazine.
• Governor of the Year (South-South): City People Magazine.
• Man of the Year 2009: National Daily Newspaper.
• Man of the Year 2009: The Daily Independent (Lagos).
• Nigeria’s Emerging Tiger 2009: Thisday Newspapers.
• Governor of the Year 2010: Nigerian Tribune.
• Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance 2010: Nigeria Union of Journalists.
• Man of the Year 2010: National Daily Newspaper.
• Best Governor in Nigeria and Outstanding Human Brand 2010: Billboard World.
• Man of the Year 2011, Sun (newspaper).
• Governor of the Year 2012, Leadership (newspaper).
• Best Governor Infrastructure and Empowerment Award of the Central Bank of Nigeria (2012).
• Best Governor in Africa, Africa Development Magazine.
• Most Prolific Governor by the National Councillors’ Forum.
• Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Godswill Akpabio on:
Facebook: Godswill Obot Akpabio

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