Mr. Udo Samuel Ekpenyong
Mr. Udo Samuel Ekpenyong, is the Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, who was born on 28th August, 1957. He hails from Ikot Oku Usung, Northern Ukanafun in Ukanafun LGA.
He attended the University of Benin, Benin city, Edo State, where he obtained a B.Sc degree in Microbiology and Enugu State University of Science and Technology for his M.Sc degree in Environmental Management.
Mr. Ekpenyong who is known for his diligence and hard work started his career as a teacher and worked in various schools after which, he joined the private sector, where he served in various capacities. Until his appointment as Commissioner in the state government, he was the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Frabeth Nigeria Limited.
A seasoned politician who started from grassroots and rose steadily in the political scene from the local to the State and to the National level, the Commissioner has held several elected and appointed political positions. He has at various times been the Executive Chairman, Ukanafun L.G.A. (1995-1997);
National Ex-officio member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, (2012 – 2016); acting State Secretary PDP, 2003 and Special Adviser to the Governor on Political and Legislative Affairs (2003-2005).
Mr. Ekpenyong whose hobbies include playing football, table tennis as well as tree planting to conserve the environment, belongs to several professional bodies including the Nigerian Society of Microbiologists and Environmental Management Association.
Udo Samuel Ekpenyong is happily married with children.