Meet some Recipients of DEAL Awards of Honour. These are notable individuals who have contributed tremendously to our State.

RT Hon. Okpolupm Etteh
The recipient remains the longest serving member of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly. A former Head of House and a former Chief Whip.
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Marketing from Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Anambra, and a PGD in Public Administration and Civil Service Management, from the Galilee International Institute of Management, in Israel. He bagged an honorary Texan Citizen Award by the state of Texas in the United State of America, and has many more awards to his credit. He was a strategic member of the Divine Mandate Campaign Organization, where he served as Member of the Strategy Committee.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating RT Hon. Okpolupm Etteh as an Outstanding Political Strategist, and for his enormous contribution to the success of His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel, in the just concluded 2019 general elections.

Prince Enobong Uwah
The recipient holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Regional Planning. He started his political career as a Special Assistance to the Governor on Protocol, which he served at the Akwa Ibom State Liaison Office in Abuja.
Due to his dexterity in strategy and management, his service was required in mother land (Akwa Abasi Ibom state) where he was appointed a Commissioner, in the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resource. He hails from Atan Offot in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. He is currently the Chairman Uyo Capital City Development Authority and also the Secretary of the Divine Mandate Campaign Organization. He is the Champion of Uyo Politics.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Prince Enobong Uwah as an Outstanding Political Strategist, for his enormous contribution to the success of His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem

The recipient is a former legal adviser of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a former State Treasure of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state.
He is a former Executive Chairman of Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, a former commissioner of Special Duties and a onetime Commissioner for Housing and Urban Renewal. His a lawyer by profession, and hails from Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. He is the current Legal Adviser to the People Democratic Party (PDP).
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem as an Outstanding Political Strategist, and for his enormous contribution to the success of His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded 2019 elections.

Prince Godwin Ntukude
The recipient is a serial entrepreneur and the 6th President of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, He is a former Special Adviser to the Governor, Bureau of Political Affairs. A former Commissioner of Transport. He hails from Mbiaya in Uran Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state and is currently the Chairman Akwa Ibom Road Maintenance Agency (AKROMA).
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Prince Godwin Ntukude as an Outstanding Political Strategist, for his enormous contribution to the success of His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel in the 2019 elections in Nigeria.

Anniekan Etuk
Our next recipient is a graduate of Political Science / Public Administration from the University of Uyo. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He cut his teeth in the banking sector, where he worked in several banks in Nigeria and rose to managerial position prior to venturing into private businesses. He is an Executive Director, Finance in an upcoming 5,000 BPD Ikwe-Onna Refinery Ltd. He is the founder / Executive Chairman of Oliver Twist Kitchen Ltd, a leading fast food chain in Akwa Ibom state.
Today, join DEAL in celebrating Mr. Anniekan Etuk as our recipient for Business and Corporate Citizens Awards, and for his contribution to the growth of the private sector in Akwa Ibom state.

Mrs. Ime Eseme Essien
Our next recipient hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka. A former staff at the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company, Lagos. While accompanying her husband on diplomatic assignment in Ethiopia, she enrolled in a training programme on events management, where she where she resigned to pursue a career in entrepreneurship, having acquired training on events management where she harnessed her décor skills. She is the Chief Executive Officer Flair Désiree Company Ltd.
Today, join DEAL in celebrating Mrs. Ime Eseme Essien for his contribution to the growth of the private sector in Akwa Ibom state and Business / Corporate Citizens Awards.

Comrade Ini Emembong
Our next recipient is a philanthropist, a linguist, and an exceptional lawyer by profession. He is the initiator of the Governor Udom & Martha Udom Emmanuel Prize for Academic Excellence. He is the initiator of the Umbrella Business Quest, a radio programme that seeks to identify entrepreneurs with sound business ideas and support them with startup capital. A onetime student activist, Akwa Ibom Youth Cacus Leader, and a SA to the Governor. He was fondly tagged the Nightmare to the opposition party in the just concluded 2019 general elections. He is the State Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Today, join DEAL in celebrating Comrade Ini Ememobong as an Outstanding Peoples Democratic Party Image Maker and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the last general elections.

Obong Paul Ekpo
Our next recipient studied Political Science from the University of Uyo, acquired professional training in many areas which include Information and Communication Technology, Human Resource, Material Management, Conflict Management, and Export Financing. He is a Patron of National Association of Women and Youth Vanguard Initiative, and National President of Akwa Ibom Grassroots Mandate. He is the National President of Rescue and Safety Volunteers of Nigeria. A former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry. Former Commissioner to the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. He is the Chairman of Akwa Ibom State People Democratic Party (PDP) and also doubles as the Chairman of People Democratic Party State Chairmen in Nigeria.
Today, join DEAL in celebrating Obong ‘Politics’ Paul Ekpo as an Outstanding Peoples Democratic Party Chairman and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the last general elections.

RT Hon. Onofiok Luke
The next recipient is a lawyer with a humble upbringing by Christian parents. A former President of the Student Union Government in the University of Uyo. A former Speaker of the Nigeria Youth Parliament, and institution put together by the late President Umaru Musa Yaradua. An alumus of the prestigious Harvard Business School Executive Education Programme. A fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) and also a member of the Nigeria Bar Association. He currently serve as the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and doubles as the Honorable Member Elect in the Federal House of Representative, representing Etinan / Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating RT Hon. Onofiok Luke as an Outstanding Speaker and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the last general elections.

Chief (Mrs.) Janet Amba
Our next recipient holds a PGD from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Masters from the University of Markurdi. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria. She worked with Exxon Mobil Producing Nigeria for some years before deciding to set up her own company. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Icon Environmental Cleaners Ltd with over 800 employees and still counting. The company, Icon Environmental Cleaners Ltd is a recipient of the Award from Institute of Oil and Gas and Hydrocarbon Studies as the best performing company in 2018. She is also the CEO of Icon Hotels & Resort, Abuja, Icon Alternative Ltd, and Nukeso Global Ventures. She is the current President-General Oron Union.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Chief (Mrs.) Janet Amba as a recipient of Excellence in Leadership Awards, for her contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded general elections.

Distinguish Senator Bassey Albert
The next recipient is a successful businessman, a prominent politician and an outstanding philanthropist. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Uyo and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. An astute banker who had worked with UBA, Continental Trust Bank, First Inland Bank, and FCMB which he rose to the position of Vice President. He is a former Commissioner in the Ministry of Finance, and a former Chairman of Inter-ministerial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee. He is the currently the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Gas Resource. He is the Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Distinguish Senator Bassey Albert as an Outstanding Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded general elections.

Hon. Charles Udoh
Our next recipient is one with experience in the financial sector spanning over 2 decade where he made impactful stride in digital and off-line brand management, advertising, communication and Public Relations. He started his career as a trainer and consultant at the Financial Institutions Training Centre, FITC, and later joined the First Bank of Nigeria Plc. He worked as Brand Manager and Head of Corporate Communications with GTBank and Group Head Corporate Communications for Diamond Bank Plc in 2008. He established Adam & Agnes Limited, a brand and marketing communications outfit with credible footprints in Nigeria, working for notable brands like Exxon Mobil, First City Monument Bank, CNBC Africa and many more. He is an indigene of Nung Efa, Obio Offot in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is currently the commissioner of Information and Strategy.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Honourable Charles Udoh as an Outstanding Image Maker, Akwa Ibom State Government, and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded 2019 general elections.

Distinguish Senator Helen Esuene
Our next recipient is one with an impeccable record in business and politics. She started her career as a Confidential Secretary with the civil service but today, a consultant, Human Resource Management with Exxon Mobil and The CEO of Villa Marina Hotel. She is a former First Lady to the then Cross River State, a former Minister of State for Health, a former Minister of Health, a former Minister for Environment and Housing, a former senator representing Akwa Ibom South in the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She holds a Master Degree in Finance from the University of Leicester.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Distinguish Senator Helen Esuene with a Leadership Excellence Award, and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded 2019 general elections.

Obong Bassey Inuaeyen
The next recipient for Leadership Excellence Award is one many describe as a successful businessman and a father to so many who are not his biological children, but benefactors of his kind hearted nature. Today, he stands as the bridge between the old and the young generation because of his ideology which involves grooming the young ones positively to take over leadership position. He is an experienced and well-respected politician cum business mogul who hails from Ini, Akwa Ibom State. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Agritec Holdings Ltd.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Obong Bassey Inuaeyen with a Leadership Excellence Award, for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded 2019 general elections.

Elder Ben Udobia
The next recipient is a home breed grass-root political model. He is an elder statesman, a philanthropist per excellence, an industrious business mogul, and a man with a heart to gold. He is the Chief Executive Office of Benest Techincal Services (BTS) and Eden Hotels. He is the political leader of Esit Eket and the Deputy Director General of the Divine Mandate Organization.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Elder Ben Udobia with a Leadership Excellence Award, and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (RTD)
Our next recipient an elder of the Ibibio people. A former governor of Akwa Ibom state 1990 to 1992 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. In 2001, he became a member of the board of Cooperative Development Bank. In 2007, He was appointed Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Airport implementation Committee. He was a member of the South-South Elders and Leaders’ Forum discussing the issue of handing over from the ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua (Late) to the then Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan. He is the Director General of the Divine Mandate Organization.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (RTD) with a Leadership Excellence Award, and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded 2019 general elections.

RT Honourable Aniekan Uko
The next recipient holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Political Science / Public Administration from the University of Uyo. Bagged a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Administration and currently researching on “Electronic Governance and Service Delivery in Public Organizations. He is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration (FCIA) and the Chairman Board of Directors Five Fingers Group. He is a former Honourable Speaker of the Sixth Akwa Ibom State Assembly and the member Ibesikpo Asutan state constituency.
Please, join DEAL as we celebrate RT Hon. (Elder) Aniekan Uko as an Outstanding Lawmaker, and for his enormous contributions to the success of the Governor, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel in the just concluded 2019 general elections.

Hon. Ekanem Brown
The recipient is one that has domesticated Governor Udom Emmanuel’s industrialization agenda at the Local Government Level.
In his 100 days in office, Hon. Brown invited the SSG Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem to commission his well-equipped shoe which is in the productions of military boot, desert boots, Cortina and fashionable shoes. He is also the first Local Government Chairman in the history of Akwa Ibm that maximize the rich vegetation of his area for commercial agriculture. He has graded roads to communities, restore power to his council secretariat after 6 year of black out. He is a professional in politics and has stabilized the political waters in Mkpat Enin, as the Chairman of the Local Government Area.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Hon. Ekanem Brown as a recipient of an Outstanding Local Government Chairman for his performance in office and contributions to the success of His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel, in the just concluded general elections.

Mr. Iniobong Akpan
The recipient was widely known by many of his esteemed clients over the years as a work-at-home ICT Solution Provider.
However, as a man with loads of extensive family responsibilities, He succumbed to the inconveniences of his bills which included annual rents for an office space, housing for his parents, sibling, and housing for himself as a budding entrepreneur. In 2015, this streak was broken. The Governor’s foremost Dakkada Initiative Campaigns inspired his enormous energy not only to stand for himself or his family, but to rise to the faith of greatness by establishing on his own facility, the media giant – MediaMall in the city of Eket, with over 30 staff members in its employ.
Today, MediaMall has provides services to clients drawn from different states of Nigeria and international community, and has trained and certified over 100 students from its academy.
Please, join DEAL in celebrating Mr. Iniobong Akpan, the CEO of MediaMall Nigeria Ltd as an Outstanding Entrepreneur, and as an Ambassador of the Dakkada Initiative of His Excellency, the Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Africa Diving Servicing Ltd
In 2010, a company was conceived. In 2012, it became fully operational.
Its main principal is to offer a service that is compatible to any foreign company in the same field. With a small but very experienced and motivated team of expatriates from very senior roles in overseas quoted companies who had considerable and variable experience of operating successful multi-disciplined projects in Nigeria over the last 25 years both onshore and offshore.
Its main services include Diving, ROV, Survey and tracking for all requirements.
Please, join DEAL as we celebrating African Diving Servicing Ltd as an Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award.

Below is the date and venue of this event. Date: 28th April 2019
Venue: Duellaz Landmark Event Centre, 37 Donald Etiebet Avenue, Ewet Housing, Uyo

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