ABIAKPO TOWN

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Abiakpo town is a major town in Ikot Ekpene local government Of Akwa Ibom state, southeastern Nigeria, the town is near Uruk Iso, Uwa, and Ikot Akpan at the west then Ikot Obon Edong and Ikot Inyang at the east, looking at it from the center one can say Uruk Iso is left of Abiakpo. Transportation by foot or motorcycle can make you arrive in Abiakpo in few minutes. The town is located near Ikot Ekpene Main Park along Ikot Ekpene – Uyo road. Abiakpo is found in the Annang tribe or ethnic group of Akwa Ibom.
Abiakpo meaning “Orthopedic surgeon” derived its name from the fact that it indigene is good in massaging bones or any fragile on the body. The town comprises of 10 community namely; Ikot Ebituen, Ikot Awak, Ikot Akpan Omon, Ikot Essien, Ikot Idem Etim, Ikot Ebieyem, Ikot  Akpan Oduk, Ikot Ukpong, Ikot Effiong and Ikot Inyang. The current village head is Ete-idung Obong Francis Udoeboi. He is assisted in the
administration of the community by various family heads in conjunction with the women and youths wings of the village. In Lagos State, Abiakpo Ikot Essien Development Union is led by Mr. James James Udohayah with a dynamic team of men and women from various works of life.

Population in Abiakpo town

Abiakpo in Ikot Ekpene has a population that is approximately 19,0326 people who are Farmers, Hunters, Motorcycle riders, Traders, Civil Servants, Business Associate and Diplomate, Teachers and Students, Engineers like Phone Repairer, Computer Repairer, Contractors, Civil Engineer etc. Medical Practitioners, Lawyers, and other Professionals.

The town is a very beautiful place where development is gradually taking charge, Abiakpo town has built primary and secondary schools that are owned by the state government and individuals. The town is a peaceful environment where people can run to for a holiday.

Resources in Abiakpo town

Prices of food items in this land vary in proportion from the cost of production or distribution, while some people complain that some items are expensive in Abiakpo, those items are cheaper in another part of the country and vice-versa. These people can boast of high yield of Cassava production, Palm Oil, and Palm wine, Plantain, Banana and other fruits grown in the town.

Food in Abiakpo town

The major food eaten here is Egbank nkukwo, Afang soup with fufu, Edika Ikong soup, potatoes, rice and beans, Atama soup, Arbak etc. and many other Akwa Ibom state delicacies. Also the restaurant or eatery kind of food is available here too.

Social amenities in Abiakpo town

The people of this land are industrious and live peacefully with one another, the town is the home of trade, nothing lacks in this town. People don’t need to travel afar in other to get medical attention, emergency need, education, sports center or any of such benefits. Abiakpo is where I can refer to as “My Home”. In an actual sense, one living in London will not regret having Abiakpo as is hometown, there’s a good reason for someone to move down from London to Abiakpo for Honeymoon, tour, holidays just to experience another small beautiful town.

The town is rich in social amenities and basic infrastructure, Technology is virtually taking over the land, I see this town to be a very popular place in Nigeria in few years to come. The European officials also parade this town for reasons, visiting Abiakpo was fun and my team really enjoyed it. Abiakpo is a home to many government officials and prestigious people in the state, country and in the diaspora. The closest Airport to this town is Akwa Ibom State International Airport located at Uyo.

Language in Abiakpo town

Languages spoken or heard here is what we refer to as Annang, English (official language), Pidgin (low-level English), other languages of Akwa Ibom is also spoken such as Efik and Ibibio from other tribes living in the town, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa are also spoken by immigrant from other State, French, and sign language is also thought in schools as well as other European languages like Portuguese in some private school.

Religion in Abiakpo town

The people of this land are mostly Christians and few idol worshipers who have hardly seen around because information has been passed across that the land is strictly for God and any indecent should be destroyed. The major church in this land is Assemblies of God, Redeem Christian Church of God, Brotherhood, Christ Embassy, Winners Chapel, Methodist Church and other churches.

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