Bassey Akpan

Bassey Akpan Biography / Profile

Bassey Albert Akpan is the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District. He was born on October 28, 1972 in Ididep Usuk village, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State to Chief Robert Akpan, a successful business man.

Bassey Akpan Age

Bassey Akpan is 51 years old.

Bassey Akpan Early Life

Bassey went to the University of Uyo where he studied economics and graduated in the year 1997 with Second Class Upper Division. After his first degree, he proceeded for a post-graduate degree and earned his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.

Bassey Akpan Career

Bassey started his career as a banker in 1997 with United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc in Lagos. In the year 1999 he became the manager, Corporate Banking Group at Continental Trust Bank at its Victoria Island Head Office in Lagos.

In 2003, he joined First Inland Bank Plc and became a bank manager of the Uyo,branch of the bank. He was honoured with the Bank’s Award of the Best Performing Branch Manager in the South-South Region. He later won the overall Best Performing Branch Manager of the Bank, Nationwide in the Mid-Year performance review during the 2004 financial year.

In 2005, he joined First City Monument Bank as Assistant Vice President, where he was the General Manager in charge of Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.

Bassey was appointed commissioner in the Executive Council of the Akwa Ibom State Government in 2007.

In April 2009, he chaired the first ever Akwa Ibom state Revenue summit.

In 2014, Bassey Albert declared his intention to contest for the Governorship seat of Akwa Ibom State, but after the primary he lost out to the current incumbent Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.

In the 2015 general elections, Bassey contested for the senatorial seat of Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District and won, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. He was sworn in as a Senator on May 28, 2015.

Bassey Akpan Personal Life

Bassey Albert is a loving husband and father of four lovely children. He is also a great philanthropist.


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Bassey Akpan Awards

Bassey has won several awards and recognitions, including the following:

  • Golden Award by Lions Club International for Service to Humanity in the year 2011.
  • The Paul Harry Fellow Award by Rotary Club International in the year 2011.
  • Fellow, Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology in the year 2010

He holds many traditional titles, including the OBONG UFORO AKWA IBOM STATE (Monarch of Prosperity of Akwa Ibom State) by the Paramount Ruler of Etinan and Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs, His Majesty Edidem Dickson Umoette and IBEREDEM IDIDEP(Rock of Ididep) by Clan Head of Ididep.

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