Udom Gabriel Emmanuel
|Udom Gabriel Emamanuel|
|Governor of Akwa Ibom State|
Assumed office |
29 May 2015
|Preceded by||Godswill Akpabio|
11 July 1966|
Awa Iman, Onna LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
|Parents||Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang|
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 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 also served as Group Head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank.
He served as General Manager of Zenith Bank Plc. He joined Zenith in 1996 from Diamond Bank Limited and was the pioneer manager of its Lagos Central Branch. He was in charge of the Telecommunications Sector, Income Optimization and Financial & Strategic Planning Group of Zenith Bank Plc. He has over seventeen years financial services experience. He served as an Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc.
He is a Chartered Accountant and he trained with Price Water house Coopers. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He has attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, France. Udom holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988.
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.
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.
Appointments and politics
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).
Emmanuel's Five-Point Agenda
- Wealth Creation
- Economic and Political Inclusion
- Poverty Alleviation
- Infrastructural Consolidation and Expansion
- Job Creation
- First Led factory at Itam
- First Shoprite at Ibom Tropicana
- Automobile Assembly Plant at Itu
- 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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