Dr. Nsikan Nkan

Commissioner of Finance

Dr. Nsikan Linus Nkan is the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, Akwa Ibom State. Dr. Nkan is a fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), He holds a Doctorate Degree in Accounting from the University of Uyo, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Ado Ekiti and a B.Sc. Accounting from the University of Cross River State, now the University of Uyo.


Dr. Nkan is from Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area. Born on October 24, 1968. Dr. Nkan is happily married to an adorable entrepreneur and beauty magnate, Mrs Doris Nkan, and the marriage is blessed with lovely children. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner in December, 2016, he had served as the State Accountant-General between July 2015-December 2016.


Dr. Nkan got his first appointment with the Ideal Flour Mills Ltd., Kaduna before venturing into the banking industry where he had a fruitful and impacting career with some banks including FBN(Merchants Bankers) LTD; Zenith Bank Plc. where he rose to the position of Assistant General Manager and Zonal Head, Akwa Ibom State Zone.

The quintessential finance expert is well versed in Accounting and Public Finance Management having attended professional trainings in relevant areas including; Macro Economic Review for Bank Executives, High Performance People Skills in London Business School. London, United Kingdom and Leading High Performance Leaders by Havard Business School.

He has proved himself apt, knowledgeable and reputable by bringing in some innovations into the State Payroll System, a drive that berthed the most effective and reliable Payroll System in the State with attendant result of prompt and regular payment of salaries of workers. This innovation also helped in eliminating ghost workers and other irregularities from the State Payroll System.


Dr Nkan has served the State in many capacities including;