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Udom Emmanuel is a Nigerian politician who is currently the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, in office since 29 May 2015.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Biography
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on 11 July 1966, he is a Nigerian politician who is currently the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, in office since 29 May 2015.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel contested for the office of governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of People’s Democratic Party.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was re-elected as the governor of Akwa Ibom State on 29 May 2019.
Early Life and Education
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966, into the family of Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
He rose from being a Sunday school leader at United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) to becoming a bank director.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel and his family are strong members of the United Evangelical Church (QIC), Nigeria.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He has attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France.
He attended School of Arts and Science, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and obtained Advanced Certificate of Basic Studies (CBS) and Higher School Certificate (HSC)
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel attended Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Akpan Ishiet, Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
Emmanuel served as an audit manager of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He served as chief financial officer of Zenith Bank Plc.
Emmanuel also served as group head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank.
He served as general manager of Zenith Bank Plc. He joined Zenith in 1996 from Diamond Bank Limited and was the pioneer manager of its Lagos Central Branch.
He was in charge of the Telecommunications Sector, Income Optimization and Financial & Strategic Planning Group of Zenith Bank Plc.
He has over seventeen years of financial services experience. He served as an executive director of Zenith Bank Plc.
He is a Chartered Accountant and he trained with Price Water house Coopers. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
In July 2013, Emmanuel was appointed secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom State.
In 2014, Emmanuel contested for the governorship of Akwa Ibom State in a primary election and defeated 22 other aspirants to emerge the candidate of the Akwa Ibom State People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
In 2015, Emmanuel was elected Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He contested under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), he won with 999,071 votes to defeat APC’s candidate Umana Okon Umana who scored 89,865 votes of the All Progressive Congress and was declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In the March 9, 2019 Akwa Ibom State gubernatorial election Emmanuel was re-elected as Governor of Akwa Ibom State defeating 44 other candidates in the election.
He polled 519,712 votes as against that of his closest rival Nsima Ekere of the All Progressive Congress party who had 171,978 votes.
Udom Emmanuel is married to Martha Udom Emmanuel.
He is a serving deacon in the United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) faith.
Udom Emmanuel is a Nigerian politician who is currently the Governor of Akwa Ibom State. His net worth is not available.