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Blu Eeagle personality of the week; HON PRINCE IKIM emerge winner

The man behind the CLEAN and GREEN Akwa Ibom state, Hon Prince Ikim emerge winner of BLU EEAGLE MEEDIA personality of the week

“According to Hon Prince Ikim, to succeed in life, first of all show capacity, build trust and every other thing shall be added unto you”

Born more than four decades ago to a renowned Royal family in Ikot Utiat Village, Oruk Anam Local Government Area, Obong Prince Akpan Ikim is a delectable fellow with a humble mien.

After his Primary and Post Primary Education, the fair handsome and tall son of Abak Midim Clan proceeded to the Akwa Ibom State owned polytechnic where he made several impacts in the social, student politics and academic world.

Before the desire for Effective leadership drove him into politics, Ikim is a trained Security personnel who worked with the Department of State Security Service, where he rendered selfless services to God and Humanity.

He was trained at the prestigious Security Services Academy, Ojo – Lagos. He attended Institute of Security Services – Abuja and Professonal School of Security Israel. His wealth of Knowledge and Experience in the security sector, earned him the position of the security consultant in Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Area East.

As a security Personnel, he was not found wanting because he acquired all the necessary knowledge and skills. Ikim also attended the prestigious professional school of security, Tel Aviv Israel, where he acquired knowledge in Security leadership, management, updated security procedures, security system drawings, radical Islamic sect., and related documentation. He is vested with a good knowledge of how to develop procedures for the emergency response and crisis management, physical security, information protection, incident management, investigation and counter terrorism.

Ikim was an attendee of the Stakeholders dialogue with Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation in Nigeria -2017.
Niger-Delta dialogue.

He was also an Attendee, National workshop/training on Economic and Financial Crimes, Anti-Corruption, Fiscal Responsibility and Good Governance for States and Local Government Officials.

As an erudite former Student leader and distinguished Administrator Par Excellence, Prince Ikim has held many Leadership positions among which are:
Former Secretary -Transition Committee

Former Chairman- Transition Committee both in Oruk Anam Local Government Council.

His passion for effective representation triggered him to Aspire to represent Oruk Anam in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in 2011. Though many factors truncated this burning zeal, The 2011 PDP Oruk Anam State House of Assembly Primaries and the general elections remain historic in the political narratives of Oruk Anam LGA.

Prince Ikim is the Director General- Mkparawa Martha Udom Emmanuel, International President – Abak Division Youth Movement, Provost Marshall – Ati Annang, Oruk Anam Chapter, Director Of Intelligence- Akwa Ibom State Youth Caucus and the Commander General, Supreme Council Of Oruk Anam Youths.

Hon. Ikim was appointed and subsequently sworn-in as the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Environmental Protection and Waste Management Agency by Governor Udom Emmanuel on September 5, 2018. His antecedent, passion and dedication to human services earned him this status of the youngest Board Chairman in Akwa Ibom State.

Since his appointment, Akwa Ibom State has witnessed a significant change in the area of Waste management and environmental protection. As the Chairman of AKSEPWMA, IKim is unarguably, the most performing Board Chairman in Akwa Ibom State. Some of his achievements as Aksepwma Chairman include, but not limited to:
~Acquisition of new compactors for waste Evacuation
~Acquisition of new Swing- Arm Trucks
~ Procurement of new Dumpsters
~Procurement of new Receptacles
~Curbed the menace of Street Trading within the major cities in the State
~desilting of gutters in all major roads and flood prone areas in Akwa Ibom
~decontamination of all public places against the spread of the historic global COVID-19 pandemic
~facilitated the employment of over 6000 people in his Agency.

– 2019 State wide stakeholders’ dialogue he convened on how to have an international standard integrated waste management system in Akwa Ibom State.

The first ever waste Management dialogue in Akwa Ibom which had the theme; “Refuse to Riches”.
It is on record that the dialogue assembled representatives of top government functionaries at all levels, Local Government Chairmen, the judiciary, legislators international oil companies, Ministries, Departments, Agencies, security operatives, Entrepreneurs, professional bodies and potential investors in the waste to wealth project that is underway.
-Through PPP arrangements, he also commenced the house to house waste evacuation initiative.

Hon Prince Akpan Ikim has so many awards to his credits.
He bagged the national merit award of good governance by the Independent Magazine publishers Association of Nigeria (IMPAN).

His cordial relationship and partnership with the media earned him the award of most media friendly board Chairman in Akwa Ibom State 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

•On Air Personality Award of Excellence
•Merit Award Mboho Anam
•Award of Excellence as •Ambassador of peace by the Vigillante group of Nigeria
•Award of Excellence by Akwa Esop ikpaisong Ibibio.
•Award in Excellence Leadership and Productivity by National Productivity Centre in collaboration with Leadership and Professional Ethics Consult etc.

•In September 2019, Prince Ikim, amongst other 16 eminent Nigerians, was honored with an Award of Ambassador of Peace by the World peace Prayer Society in Collaboration with the United Nations, during the 2019 United Nations international day of Peace celebration in Nigeria.

•His kinsmen under the auspices of Assiciation of Oruk Anam indigenes in Lagos, also honored him recently, with an award of Excellence, in recognition of his contributions and exemplary leadership towards the growth and development of the community.

•He is a Member Institute of Industrialist and corporate Administration.

•Fellow Institute of Industrialist and corporate Administration and Fellow Institute of Corporate Administration.

•In 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively, Akwa Ibom was rated the cleanest State in Nigeria.

Therefore, while counting those that have contributed immensely towards the transformation of Uyo and Akwa Ibom State in general, Prince Ikim towers above peers.

✓This explains why he was crowned as the “OBONG NSEHE UYO” by the traditional Rulers Council of Uyo.

•Obong Idotenyin Nung Ita,
•Akwa Esang Ubong Abak Midim,
•Obong Unwana of Atan Offot,
•INWEK ANNANG etc.

•He is also a recipient of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa distinguished leadership award as Garkuwarn Matasa Nijeria and Icon of National Development by Northern Youth Progressive Forum.

•He is a recipient of the International green crystal ambassador award by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (I.C.L.E.I.) Canada.

•Akwa Ibom medal of service award as the Best performing Board Chairman (depts. & Agencies) by Akwa Ibom Icons Award and admission to Akwa Ibom Hall of Fame (2019-2021).

•Environmental Health Personality of the year 2021 excellent achievement – Igbere TV Leadership excellence award

Over the years, the name Prince Ikim Resonates humility, integrity, capacity, loyalty, and determination.

He is a man with the Midas touch, street credibility and faithful ambassador of the youths.

In the era of fielding youths in great positions of leadership, Prince Ikim is a true ambassador of the youths.

He is happily married to Mrs Scholastica Prince and the Marriage is blessed with 4 kids

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