Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (born 11 July 1966) is the Governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He ran successfully for the office of governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of Akwa Ibom State People’s Democratic Party.
Emmanuel was elected Governor of Akwa Ibom State on 11 April 2015. He was sworn-in on 29 May 2015.
Governor Udom Emmanuel married his wife, Martha. They are the proud parents of three children.
|Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Akpan Ishiet, Onna LGA, Akwa Ibom State|
|School of Arts and Science, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State||Advanced Certificate of Basic Studies (CBS) and Higher School Certificate (HSC)||1974|
|University of Lagos||Bsc. Accounting||1988|
|Price Waterhouse Coopers||Audit Manager|
|Zenith Bank||pioneer Manager
Group Head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department
Deputy Manager – Executive Director
|Nigerian Inter-bank Settlement Systems (NIBBS)||Director,||2009|
Awa Iman, Onna LGA, Akwa
11 July 1966
Akwa Ibom State
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Secretary to the State Governor
- In July 2013, he was appointed Secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom State.In 2014, he aspired for the governorship of Akwa Ibom State in a hotly contested primary election and defeated 22 other aspirants (G22) to emerge the candidate of the Akwa Ibom State People’s Democratic Party (PDP). His campaign with the slogan, Udom is Right received mass support.In 2015, he was elected Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Running under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), he won with 999,071 votes to defeat APC’s candidate Umana Okon Umana who scored 89,865 votes of the All Progressive Congress and was declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He adopted a pragmatic approach to the leadership of the State, anchoring his administration on deep Christian and moral values.
Awards & Honours
Construction of major Federal Roads in Akwa Ibom
First Led factory at Itam
First Shoprite at Ibom Tropicana
Automobile Assembly Plant at Itu
Youth Empowerment Programmes
DAAR Communications Broadcasting Complex, Abak