Akpabuyo Local Government Area became autonomous on Tuesday 27th August 1991, following its creation from the former Odukpani Local Government Area. It located in the Southern Senatorial District with headquarters at Ikot Nakanda.
Location of Akamkpa Local Government Area in Cross River State
|Local Government Headquarter||Ikot Nakanda|
|Area||816.18 sq. km2|
|Chairman||Hon. Emmanuel Offiong Bassey|
|Vice Chairman||Hon. Abigail Duke|
|Educational Institutions||Authur Javis University|
Akpabuyo Local Government Area is bounded in the West by Calabar Municipality & Calabar South, to the south by Bakassi LGA and to the East by Republic of Cameroun.
Local Government Wards
There are ten wards in the local government area. The wards are:
Ikot Edem Odo
PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE
The major ethnic groups are the Efiks, Quas and Efuts. The major languages spoken are Efik, Ibibio and English. The Ibibio language is as a result of some migrant from Akwa Ibom state, Although, English is an official language. All the major ethnic groups share a common cultural and ancestral heritage.
FOOD IN AKPABUYO
The people here delight much in eating Afang soup, Afia Efere (white soup), Atama soup, Efere Etighi (Okra soup), and Abak Nmong Nmong Ikong. Others are Edesi isip (efik coconut rice), Edikaikong Soup, Iwuk Edesi (Native jollof rice), Surf and turf otong soup. Also, they eat Efere Ine (Fisherman’s soup), Ekpan Nkwukwo, Ukwogho Etidot ( Efik Bitter leaf soup), Abak Afang (banga) soup, Iwuk Ukom (plantain pottage), Yam with Ukang sauce, Editan Soup, Ukang Ukom, Steamed Cocoyam (Ayan Ekpang), and Otong Soup. Facts remains that the food eaten in this town are much.
The Local Government Area comprises 260 villages grouped under 30 clans for political and administrative convenience.
The land is rich in mineral deposits such as petroleum deposits, gold, limestone, sand and slat deposits to mention a few. All these are available in commercial quantities for prospective explorers.
There are many Secondary Schools in the local government among them is the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Police Secondary School, and a private tertiary Institution called Arthur Javis University the first and only private owned university in the state.
The Local Government Area is serviced by health centres spread over the entire area.
PAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN
|Barrister Prince Eyo Okon||1999|