Akon Etim Eyakenyi stands as a distinguished leader within Nigerian politics, currently holding the esteemed position of Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Her illustrious career spans significant roles, including her tenure as a senator representing Akwa Ibom South from 2019 to 2023 and her service as the Minister of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development from 2014 to 2015 under President Goodluck Jonathan.

Born into the esteemed family of Chief Uweh Isangedihi in Akwa Ibom State in 1960, Eyakenyi’s journey is characterized by a deep-rooted commitment to education and public service. Her academic achievements, including a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Education, reflect her unwavering dedication to personal and professional growth, underscoring her intellectual prowess and thirst for knowledge.

Beyond academia, Eyakenyi’s contributions are multifaceted, as evidenced by her impactful tenure as Commissioner for Industry, Commerce, and Tourism in Akwa Ibom State. Her leadership at the Akwa Ibom State Technical Schools Board further illustrates her commitment to fostering education and development at the grassroots level, laying the foundation for socio-economic progress within the state.

Eyakenyi’s decision to contest and win the senatorial seat for Akwa Ibom South in 2019 speaks volumes about her popularity and trust among constituents. Her resounding victory is a testament to her integrity, leadership, and unwavering commitment to advancing the interests of the people she serves, further solidifying her status as a beloved and respected figure within Akwa Ibom State.

As Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Akon Etim Eyakenyi continues to exemplify visionary leadership and steadfast dedication to the welfare and progress of the state’s residents. Her legacy of service and commitment to excellence serve as a beacon of inspiration for future generations of leaders in Nigeria.