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Location City/LGA States or Territories Type Postcode
Aba Ekpe Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Edida Edoir Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Edor Atai Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Eebi Akwata Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Epkene Obo Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Etebi Idung-Asan Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Ikpa Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Mbak Uyo Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Ntak Inyang Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Odor Nkit Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Oniok Edor Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Uquo Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Urua Okok Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Uwuo Iso Edoho Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524108
Afaha Ekpene Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524109
Akpa Utong Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524109
Edi Esit Eket Akwa Ibom rural 524109

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THE DESCRIPTION OF ESIT EKET

 

Esit Eket Geography

Geographic Information regarding the City of Esit Eket

Eket local government area is situated in the South Central portion of Akwa Ibom State territorial expanses spanning Northwards between the Latitudes 4°33 and 4°45 and Eastwards between the Longitudes 7°52 and 5°02. Eket local government is bounded on the North by the local government area of Nsit Ubium, on the East by Esit Eket Local Government Area, also on the West side by Onna Local Government Area, and on the South by the local government area of Ibeno /Bight of Bonny.   

DISTANCE

Nearby cities and villages that are close to Esit Eket:

Ibeno 10.7 km   Eket 12.8 km      Urue-Offong/Oruko 13 km

Ibesikpo Asutan 17.5 km               Mbo 18.5 km      Nsit-Ubium 18.9 km

Okobo 19.9 km

 

Esit Eket History     

Esit Eket local government area was created by the basic transitional provision decree no 15 of the 1989. Esit Eket is presently made of two clans namely; Ekid Afaha and Ekid Offiong, the clans are held together by common traditions, customs and ancestry relationships. Esit-Eket is known to be a town and Local Government Area in the state of Akwa Ibom, southern Nigeria. Esit Eket local government area has been existing as an Administrative Headquarters for more than one hundred (100) years, when the then Head of State of Nigeria, Col. Yakubu Gowon created just 12 States in the 1967, Esit Eket local government area became one of the ten (10) Divisions in the then South Eastern State on the 3 Jun 2019.

 

Esit Eket Economy

In Esit Eket local government area there are abundant deposit of crude oil and clay. The forest resources in Esit Eket include palm produce, timber while the area is also noted for sea food production. Farm crops range from plantain, yam, coco-yam, cassava, to maize and vegetables.

Description of Akwa Ibom

Geographically, Akwa Ibom State is located in Nigeria's South-South region, and it shares borders with Cross River State to the east, Rivers State and Abia State to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The Qua Iboe River, which runs north to south through the state before emptying into the Bight of Bonny, is the source of the state's name.  The state of Akwa Ibom, with its capital of Uyo, was established in 1987 after being separated from Cross River State. 

With a 2016 population estimate of close to 5.5 million, Akwa Ibom ranks 30th in size among the 36 states. The southernmost part of the state is bordered by the Central African mangroves, while the rest is covered by the Cross-Niger transition forests. Also noteworthy are the Imo and Cross rivers, which form the state's eastern and western boundaries, respectively, and the Kwa Ibo River, which cuts through the middle of the state on its way to the Bight of Bonny. The Stubb's Creek Forest Reserve, located in the southeastern part of the state, is a highly endangered wildlife reserve that is home to endangered species such as the African leopard and the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, as well as declining populations of crocodiles, putty-nosed monkeys, red-capped mangabeys, and Sclater's guenons. Large fish populations and a variety of cetacean species, such as bottlenose dolphins, pantropical spotted dolphins, humpback whales, and killer whales, make the state's waters just as rich in biodiversity as its landmass interior. 

Numerous peoples have lived in what is now Akwa Ibom State for hundreds of years. The Ibibio, Anaang, and Oron peoples are all linked and live in the state's northern, western, and southern regions, respectively. Ibom Kingdom and Akwa Akpa were just two of the several city-states that existed in the area that is now Akwa Ibom State before it was annexed by the British in 1884 as part of the Oil Rivers Protectorate. After the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and British Nigeria merged, much of present-day Akwa Ibom became a center of anti-colonial resistance during the Women's War and political activism through the Ibibio State Union. The British gained formal control of the area in the early 1900s before incorporating the protectorate (now renamed the Niger Coast Protectorate) into the Southern Nigeria Protectorate. 

In the years after Nigeria's independence in 1960, the territory that is now Akwa Ibom belonged to the Eastern Region till the region was split in 1967, at which point the area became part of the South-Eastern State. Less than two months later, the Igbo-majority former Eastern Region attempted to secede as the state of Biafra; in the three-year long Nigerian Civil War, now-Akwa Ibom was hard-fought over in the prelude to the Invasion of Port Harcourt, and people from Akwa Ibom were persecuted by Biafran forces because they were primarily not Igbo. After the war ended and Nigeria was reunited, the South-Eastern State was reconstituted and remained thus until 1976, when it was renamed Cross River State. In 1991, western Cross River was separated from the rest of the state to form Akwa Ibom. 

To this day, oil and natural gas production remain the backbone of Akwa Ibom State's economy, making it the state with the largest gross domestic product. 

Major cash crops in the state include cocoyam, yam, and plantain; fishing; and heliculture are also important subsectors. Because of long-standing systemic corruption, Akwa Ibom State ranks only 17th in the country in terms of Human Development Index despite its substantial oil revenues. 

Resources of Akwa Ibom

There are substantial on- and offshore oil and gas reserves. In addition, we have access to a wide variety of minerals, including limestone, clay, gold, salt, coal, silver nitrate, and glass sand. 

In the early 1950s, after petroleum exploration had begun in Nigeria in 1937, crude oil was discovered at Ikot Akata in what is now Akwa lbom State. However, a commercial discovery was made in 1958 at Olobiri in the present-day state of Bayelsa. Offshore production of crude oil, condensate, and gas by Mobil Petroleum Nigeria Limited, now Exxon/Mobil, has made the state of Akwa lbom the largest petroleum producer in Nigeria. On the coast of Akwa lbom, the Qua lboe Terminal (QIT) is among the largest Niger Delta production facilities. 

Historically, the people of Akwa Ibom have been nomadic, adapting their way of life to the climate, social norms, and cultural expectations of the time. They are a people whose traditions include a unique language, set of ideas, beliefs, customs, codes, set of institutions, set of skills, set of artworks, set of rituals, and set of ceremonies. 

As a result of stigmatization and taboos, people are discouraged from expressing or engaging in their intrinsic behaviors. Parents and children pass on their learned and malleable behaviors to their offspring. Cultural events, from weddings to the coronation of the Obong to market trading to daily life to the more recent proliferation of church-based festivals, all serve as showcases for learned behaviors. 

Like other Nigerians, the people of Akwa Ibom recognized the significance of culture as the sum of a group's practices, as reflected in their economic, social, technological, and political institutions. 

As the connecting thread between their present and their past, the people placed a premium on preserving their history. With this, people of various communities have been better able to articulate and pass on their distinct identities to future generations. Thus, these customs are codified, preserved, and passed down through various social strata, including the family, the lineage, the village, and the clan. 

The similarity of our population is to blame for the similarities in our rituals, ceremonies, and other cultural practices. There is little to no distinction between our rituals, customs, and traditions, such as our dances, songs, myths, shrines, funerals, folklore, folk art, clothing, foods, cults, festivals, and monuments. Cane and raffia works are our specialty, but we are also known for our wood carving, sculpture, and pottery. The city of Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria, has earned the nickname "RAFFIA CITY" due to its prominence as a global center for the production of raffia goods. 

Culture of Akwa Ibom

The state of Akwa Ibom has a rich cultural history. The unity of character that permeates their culture is a reflection of their rich homogeneity. This is because the people of Akwa Ibom are influenced and guided by four main cultural traits. Belief in a solid family unit; outrage at wrongdoing; a penchant for the paranormal; and a determination to fight for what's right. Their songs and dances reflect these four traits. Therefore, when we discuss the function of music and dance, we are really discussing their use as tools of social control.



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