Biography Intro: Bassey Albert is a Nigerianpolitician who has been a member of the 8th Senate of Nigeria since June 2015. Previously, he was Commissioner of Finance in Akwa Ibom State from 2007 to 2014. He was first elected to the Senate in March 2015, representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial district. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).
NAME: Bassey Albert Akpan
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 October 1972
FATHER: Chief Albert Robert Akpan
OCCUPATION: Politician & philanthropist.
EDUCATION: He attended St Patrick’s College, Calabar, from where he then proceeded to the University of Uyo where he obtained a BSc in Economics (Second Class Upper Division). In further pursuit of academic excellence, he obtained a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
- Golden Award by Lions Club International for Service to Humanity (2011).
- The Paul Harry Fellow Award by Rotary Club International in recognition of Service to Humanity (2011).
- Fellow, Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology (2010).
- Award of Excellence, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) Uyo and District Society (2009).
- Award of Honour, Ibiono Ibom Welfare & Development Union (IWADU – 2009).
- Traditional Title of “ENIN IBIONO IBOM” (Elephant of Ibiono Ibom) by Ibiono Ibom Traditional Rulers Council (2009).
- Award of Chieftaincy Title of “OBONG UFORO AKWA IBOM STATE (Monarch of Prosperity of Akwa Ibom State) by the Paramount Ruler of Etinan and Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs, His Majesty Edidem Dickson Umoette.
- Award of Chieftaincy Title of “IBEREDEM IDIDEP” (Rock of Ididep) by Clan Head of Ididep.
- Honorary Award of Excellence by the National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students (NAAKISS) 2013.
- Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) 2013.
- Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria (2013).
- Fellow of the National Association of Research Development (FNARD) (2013).
- Patron of Christian Council of Nigeria (2013).
- Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Golf Association (2013)
- Golden Public Service Award by the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Uyo Branch (2013).
- Award of Excellence by the Foundation for Sound and Intervention (FASMACIN) (2013).
- Award of Honour’ presented by National Association of Ibiono Ibom Students, University of Calabar Chapter (NAIBS – UCC), (April 2014).
- Award of Excellence’ Presented by Forum of Past Student Leaders, University of Uyo, (March 2014)