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Godswill Obot Akpabio was born on 9th December,1962. His father's name was Chief Obot Akpabio and his mother's name was Madam Lucy Obot Akpabio. Godswill Obot Akpabio lost his father early in life and was raised up by his mother.
Godswill Obot Akpabio went to Methodist Primary School in Akwa Ibom state,Nigeria.He went to University of Calabar where he ontained a Degree in Law. His grandmother was the Warrant chief in Ikot Ekpene province while his uncle was the Minister of Education/international affairs in the then Eastern Nigeria and his Cousin brother Justice Nsima Akpabio was a senate in the second Nigerian republic.
Godswill Obot Akpabio was appointed the Honourable Commissioner of Petroleum and natural resources by the then Governor Obong Victor Attah in Akwa Ibom state,Nigeria. Between 2002 and 2006, he served as a commisioner in three (3) key ministries:Petroleum and Natural Resources, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, as well as Land and Housing.
In the year 2007-2015 Godswill Obot Akpabio was under investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on accusation that he diverted all over 100 billion naira from Akwa Ibom state during his time as a governor. A Lawyer name Leo Ekpenyong who also accused Godswill Obot Akpabio was later arraigned by the police in the court of defamation.
Godswill Obot Akpabio married Ekaette Unoma Akpabio, the founder of Family Life Enhancement Initiative (FLEI), a non-governmental organisation providing a platform for redirecting the focus of development effort on the family as a strategy for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and they blessed with four (4) children.
Godswill Obot Akpabio has been received both international and national honours.
1) Honorary citizen of the city of Georgia,New Jessey in United State.
2) Exam Ethics Marshall 2009: Exam Ethics International, Ghana.
3) Best Governor,Infrastructure Development 2009: BEN Television, London.
4) The Gold Humanitarian Services Award of the republic of Niger 2008 conferred on him by Niger's Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alhaji Moussa Ibrahim.
5) The Congressional Certificate of recognition of the United state Congress (2008)
6) Africa Lifetime Achievement Prize Awarded by Millennium Excellence Foundation in Kenya.
1) Most Prolific Governor by the National Council Forum.
2) Best Governor Infrastructure and empowerment Award of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
3)Commander of the order of the Niger (CON)
Godswill Obot Akpabio has also won fifteen (15) Academic and Professional honours and he has also won fifteen (15) media honours.
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