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Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (born 11 July 1966) is the incumbent 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.With his dakkada philosophy
Emmanuel rose from being a Sunday school leader at the Qua Iboe Church to become a bank director.

Early life and career

Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966, into the family of Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He rose from being a Sunday school leader at United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) to become a bank director. Emmanuel and his family are strong members of United Evangelical Church (QIC), Nigeria.
Emmanuel served as an audit manager of Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He served as chief financial officer of Zenith Bank Plc.
Emmanuel also served as group head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank.


Emmanuel holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He has attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France.
He attended School of Arts and Science, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and obtained Advanced Certificate of Basic Studies (CBS) and Higher School Certificate (HSC)
Udom attended Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Akpan Ishiet, Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom State.

Family and personal life

Emmanuel is married to Martha Udom Emmanuel. Udom Emmanuel's father, Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, was a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Mr. G. E. Nkanang was an educator, a Head Master and teacher. The Udom's are devoted Christians. Udom Emmanuel is a serving Deacon and they are altogether very active in the faith. This commitment has helped Udom and his family to stay strong and united, while weathering through the storms of life.


  • First Led factory at Itam
  • First Shoprite at Ibom Tropicana
  • Automobile Assembly Plant at
  • Construction of major Federal roads
  • Youth Empowerment Programmes
  • DAAR Communications Broadcasting Complex, Abak


  • In March 18, 2017 Udom Emmanuel was given the 2016 Leadership award for Best Governor of the Year.
  • Nigeria sports Governor of the year award, November, 2017.

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