Obong (Engr.) Offiong Usen Akpabio has emerged the new Leader of Uyo Senatorial District Leaders Forum.
Engr. Akpabio was unanimously adopted on Saturday in a general meeting of the forum which took place at Rosmohr Hotels, Uyo.
The meeting which had the attendance of over seventy five Leaders from the nine Local Government Areas making up the Senatorial District was presided by the Secretary General of the forum, Obong Kinsley Peter with a single agenda to elect a new leader of the forum to replace Late Obong Ekpe Atakpo from Uruan LGA.
At the meeting, Rt. Hon. Imo Okon, a Leader from Uyo Local Government Area nominated Engr. Offiong Usen Akpabio from Uruan LGA and was seconded by a member from Itu LGA which resulted to the unanimous adoption of Engr. Offiong Usen Akpabio by other leaders of the forum to emerge the new Leader of the forum.
In his acceptance speech, Engr. Offiong Usen Akpabio appreciated members of the forum for finding him worthy to lead eminent Leaders of the forum. He assured to support the completion agenda and succession plan of Governor Udom Emmanuel ahead of 2023 general elections.
He stressed that the forum will work towards supporting the Maintain Peace Movement (MPM) to sustain the prevailing peace in the State.
He emphasized that as the landlord of the State, it is important for leaders of Uyo Senatorial District to support the developmental strides of government and promised to use all legal means at his disposal as the Leader of the forum to support Governor Udom Emmanuel in the development interest of Akwa Ibom State.
Engr. Offiong Usen Akpabio is a foremost Industrialist and former Petroleum Engineer with Shell BP Nigeria. He was also a former Special Adviser on Export Processing Zones in the Military Government of President Ibrahim Babangida and was charged with the responsibility of setting up of the Premier Nigeria Export Processing Zones Programme (July 1990 – Jan. 1992).
He was also appointed National Counterpart Leader for the Feasibility Study on the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Programme organized by the International Consultants of UNDP/UNIDO. He was a member of Board of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex Management Board (1990 – 1992).
Obong Engr. Offiong Usen Akpabio is also a former member of National Board of Technical Education in Nigeria and presently a member of Economic Development Council of Akwa Ibom State. He is presently the Political Leader of Northern Uruan in Uruan LGA.