Umo Bassey Eno: A Profile of the Governor-Elect Akwa-Ibom State

Umo Eno, the governor-elect of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria,

He is a man whose life story is as inspiring as it is fascinating. Born on 10 May 1964 in his hometown, Ikot Ekpene in Nsit-Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Eno’s journey to becoming the leader of one of Nigeria’s most populous states is a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and faith.


Eno’s early education began at Local Authority Primary School in Lagos State, where he obtained his first school leaving certificate.


He later attended St. Francis Secondary School in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, and Victory High School in Ikeja, Lagos State for his secondary education. Eno’s academic pursuits continued as he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Uyo and later a Master’s degree in the same field.


Eno’s professional career began after his secondary school education when he was employed to work in Union Bank for some years before moving to Bertola Machine Tools Nigeria Limited and then to Norman Holdings Limited, where he became the chief executive officer before setting up Royalty Groups, which belongs to him.


Eno’s journey into politics began when he was appointed Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources in Akwa Ibom State by Governor Udom Emmanuel in 2021. Eno later resigned from his position to run for the governorship race, where he emerged victorious in the 2023 general elections.


In addition to his political career, Eno is also a clergyman and the founder of All Nations Christian Ministry International, a non-denominational Christian organization focused on spreading the gospel of Christ and helping the less privileged.



Eno’s rise to the position of governor-elect is a testament to his leadership skills, determination, and passion for service. As he prepares to take on the mantle of leadership in Akwa Ibom State, Nigerians can be assured of a leader who is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of his people.


In conclusion, Umo Bassey Eno’s life story is a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and faith. From his humble beginnings in Ikot Ekpene to becoming the governor-elect of Akwa Ibom State, Eno’s journey is an inspiration to all who aspire to make a positive impact in their communities.


With his leadership skills and commitment to service, Eno is poised to lead Akwa Ibom State to greater heights in the coming years.