Elder Effiong Essien is the Head of Civil Service, Akwa Ibom State.
Elder Effiong Essien, FNMGS is a distinguished Civil Servant, having risen to the pick of his professional career in service as a Geologist, appointed as a Permanent Secretary and Head of Civil Service Akwa Ibom State by the State Government.
He is a Distinguished Old Student (DOS) of the prestigious Lutheran High School, Obot Idim Ibesikpo and the University of Calabar.
Details of his employment and progression in service are as follows:
- 1986 – 1987 Geologist, UNICEF Assisted CRS Project, Calabar (NDE Attachee)
- 1988 – 1994 Geologist – Senior Geologist, Min. of Works & Transport on posting to Directorate for Food, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI), Akwa Ibom State
- 1994 – 1995 Principal Geologist, Min. of Works & Transport on posting to Task Force on U. S. Exim Bank Financed Water Project, Akwa Ibom State.
- 1995 – 1999 Chief – Assistant Director, Geology Min. of Works & Transport on posting to Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (AK-RUWATSAN)
- 1999 – 2007 Deputy Director Geology, Head of Water Resource Department and Head of Operations AK-RUWATSAN, Water Supply Officer FGN/UNICEF WES (Water and Environment Sanitation) Programme and Desk Officer Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Akwa Ibom State
- 2007 – 2017 Director Geology Min. of Works, Programme Manager EU/UNICEF Assisted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and General Manager Akwa Ibom State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (AK-RUWATSAN)
- 2017 – 2019 Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works, Akwa Ibom State
- 2019 – Date Head of Civil Service, Akwa Ibom State
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION, AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- Fellow, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (FNMGS)
- Council Member, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (Past)
- Fellow, Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (FNAH)
- Registered and Chartered as a Geologist by Council for Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
- Awarded as the Luther Ambassador International by the Lutheran Church of Nigeria.
- Recognized as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Ambassador
Elder Effiong Essien, FNMGS is a proud son of Afaha Atai Ibesikpo in Ibesikpo-Asutan LGA, Akwa Ibom State. He is happily married with children and grandchild.