6 Dec 2015

Biography of Okon Ikon

Samuel Okon Ikon
SAMUEL OKON IKON was born on February 1, 1973, to the family of Elder Okon Ikon of Mbioto Ekpene Ituen in Etinan Local
Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing the Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Samuel attended Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1989. He gained admission into the University of Calabar, where he studied Economics and graduated in the 1995. He proceeded to the University of Uyo for his post graduate studies, and came out in the year 2005 with an MBA.

Samuel started his career in the private sector, where he acquired a lot of experience as the Director/ Managing Director of several companies.

He later joined politics, and was elected into the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in the year 2007, and he was there until the year 2011. There, he was the chairman of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly  committee on appropriation/ finance. He later became the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, and the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria. He was also the Executive Committee member, CPA (African Region).

In the year 2015, Samuel Okon Ikon was elected into the Federal House of Representatives. His Legislative Interests border on youth empowerment, environmental protection, attracting of federal projects in his constituency and advancing issues to strengthen the legislature.

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