History Of Essien Udim LGA, Akwa Ibom State

Essien Udim is one of the Annang speaking Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. It was created out of the former Ikot Ekpene division and included the following clans in Annang land: Afaha Clan, Adiasim Clan, Odoro Ikot Clan, Ekpeyong Atai Clan, Ikpe Annang Clan, Okon Clan, Ukana Clan, Ukana East Clan.

Historically, it was the most populated area among the Annang Land with its headquarters in Afaha Ikot Ebak. Currently, its chairman is Mr. Anthony Udoh Luke. In Ikpe Annang there are fourteen villages which are:Ibam, Ikot Akpan, Ikot Ntuen, Nnung Iyang, Udok, Mbia Obong, Mbiabet, Ikot Ekpe, Ikot Eside, Ebe, Ikot Abiat, Ekpeno Oton, Onion Ono, Ekoi. and the smallest village among them is Ikpe Ekoi and the largest among is Mbiabet. In Okon there are eighteen villages which includes: Ikot Idem Udo, Ikot Oko, Ikot Essien, Ikot Uke Etor, Ikot Nya, Ikot Ama, Ikot Igwe, Ikot Ekefre, Ikot Ekpenyong, Ikot Ocho, Ikot Udo Okure, Ikpe Okon, Ifa Okon, Umon, Nji, Ufuku, Nto Okpo and Nto Ubiam. Which afaha ikot ebak is the headquarters. Ikpe Udok being one of the smallest villages in essien udim. The ikpe Udok village is governed by Chief Etim Udoekong which is his fourth year in seat.

The A342 highway crosses the east and the north of the LGA

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