Archibong Ekong

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Archibong Joshua Udo Ekong is a Nigerian politician from Uyo who was a parliamentary secretary in the ministry of Communications and Aviation during the nation's independence period. Prior to entering politics, he was a teacher and later became principal of his alma mater, the Qua Iboe Misson Secondary School, Etinan.

Life

Ekong was born to the family of Joshua Udo Ekong in Mbiokporo. He attended a primary school at Mbiokporo and then proceeded to the Qua Iboe Secondary School and the Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar. He earned a B.A. in Art from Fourah Bay College, Freetown and later earned another degree from the University of London. During the first republic, he was a member of the House of Representatives and also served as Chairman of the Uyo County Council. He was an adviser for the 1957 Constitutional conference and was an executive committee member of the Action Group.

In 1969, he became the chairman of the South Eastern State School Board and later chief inspector of education for Cross River State. During the Nigerian Second Republic, he was a Commissioner for Water and Electricity Supply and then Housing. He was a member of the NPN in the Uyo senatorial district.

Selected works

  • Day by Day, English Course for Cross River and Rivers State. Book 1, 2, 3. Longman. 1976.


References

  • Ralph Uwechue. Africa's Who's Who. p 578.