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OBOT AKARA Local Government Area

Location: Located North East of Akwa Ibom State, It shares boundaries with Essien Udim, Ikono, Ini, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State, and Ikwuano and Isiala Ngwa Local Government Areas in Abia State.

Representative
Hon. Nsikak Okon Ekong

Chairman
Elder (barr) Shilling Paul

He was born in November 4, 1951, at Usaka Annang in Obot Akara Local Government Area. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), LLB (Hons), BL and Diploma in Journalism. He is a retired military officer and immediate past Director of Security services, University of Calabar. He is married to a lady of his esteemed choice, Deaconess Alice S. Paul for 36 years to date, and the marriage is blessed with six children. Barr Paul is honest, amiable, and very dependable.

People
The people of Obot Akara Local Government Area are of Annang extraction and speak the Annang language. The people of Obot Akara identify themselves with such traditional heritage as expressed in masquerades, folklores and dances such as Ekpo, Abiakpo, Uta, Asian Uboikpa, etc. The attachment of the people to culture and tradition is as strong as it is inexplicable. Nonetheless, there are many who have embraced the Christian faith as noticed by the number of schools, hospitals and other facilities built by Christian organizations.

Population
Males Females TOTAL:
76,579 71,702 148,281
* Source: 2006 National Census

Natural Resorces
Agricultural produce include the following: palm oil and kernel, cassava, yam and cocoyam, poultry farm, fish farm, etc, mineral deposits such as corked oil wells, limestone, clay, sand and gravels.

Commerce
The people are predominantly farmers. There are some who are into hunting and craft making.


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