EKPO, Chief (Dr.) Margaret Udo

Born July 27, 1914

Creek Town, Nigeria Protectorate

Dr Chief


Margaret Udo

OON, CFR; home economist, designer, political activist; b: July 27, 1914; ht: Creek Town, Calabar, lga: Odukpani, so: Cross River; m: John Udo Ekpo 1940; nc: two s; ed: Girls Institute, Creek Town, Calabar, 1926-31; Edgerly Commercial College, Calabar, 1933-1934; Rathime School of Domestic Economics Dublin, Ireland, UK, 1946-48. cr: Taught at Girl's Institute, Creek Town, Calabar, St. George's School, Aba, and the Aman Great Aim School, Aba; teacher, Holy Trinity School, Calabar, 1934-35; Domestic Science Teacher, St. Michael's School, Aba, Imo State, (now Abia State), 1935-45, Founder and Proprietor, Windsor Domestic Science and Sewing Institute, Aba, 1948-66; (nominated mem. House of Chiefs, Eastern Region, 1954; mem. Governing Council of the Yakubu Gowon Centre, Obong's Council of Chiefs, Society of Gynaecology &Obstetrics' of Nigeria, Institute of Governance and Social Research, Nigerian Delegation, Constitutional Conferences, London and Lagos, 1953, 1957, 1958 and 1959; House of Assembly, Eastern Region, 1960-66; Women Representative, World Women's International Domestic Federation Conference, Moscow, USSR now Soviet Russia, 1963; Political Detainee, 1966-70; Proprietor and Instructor, Mary's Boutique, Lagos, 1971; ah: Honoury Doctorate Degree of Letters (D.Litt) Honours Causa by theUniversity of Calabar, April 8, 1995, Certificate of honour, Home Economics Teachers Association of Nigeria (HETAN), 1996; Government Secondary School, Henshaw Town Old Students Association, Calabar; nh: Officer of the Order of the Niger, 1992 and Commander of the Federal Republic Nigeria; Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), awards: First African Woman by the African Women International Club, 1994; Canaan City Club, Winner Karis Award by The Household of God 2001; The Federal Government named the Calabar Airport after her, 2001; publ: European Women As I See Them A pamphlet,Magaret Ekpo Lioness in Nigerian Politics, by Dr. Stella Effah-Attoe and Solomomn Jaja's lectures Dept of History; pp: defunct National Council of Nigerian Citizens, 1948-66; mem.Parliament, Aba Urban North, 1960-66; sc: Life Patron, National Council of Women Societies, Grand Patron, Cross River State Women in Politics, life patron. Women in Nigeria (WIN); hob: photography, sports, reading;off: Flat A4, Doctors Quarters, Kasuk Village, Ikot Ishie, P.O. Box 1607, Calabar, Cross River State; tel: 087-233499, Creek Town, Calabar, Cross River State.
Gender: Female
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse John Udo Ekpo,
State of Origin: Cross River State
Father's Name Okoroafor Obiasulor
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name Inyang Eyo Aniemewue.
Mother's Status N/A

Mr. Edward Effi Ekpo Major Winston Eyo Ekpo

Profession Political activist , Designer
Working Experience Founder, Domestic Science and Sewing Institute, Aba , Founder, Aba Township Women's Association. , Member Eastern Regional House of Assembly ,
Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin Ireland.

Margaret Ekpo International Airport.


September 21, 2006
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