Dr. Iniobong Essien

Dr. Iniobong Essien, is the Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources. An accomplished medical practitioner with over 30 years of robust experience, had previously served as senior special assistant (Medical Matters) to the immediate-past Governor of Akwa Ibom for eight years.

He was appointed a commissioner in 2015, by Gov. Udom Emmanuel and assigned to the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources. He was returned to the same ministry on his re-appointment. An indigene of Ibiono Ibom LGA, Dr. Essien holds M.B.B.CH, from the University of Calabar, Cross River State; Diploma in Anesthesia from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and M.Sc in Public Administration, obtained in 1997 from the University of Lagos, Lagos State.

He is married with children.