IDANGA, (Obong Ikpaisong) Dr. Pius John

Automobile Engi neer, Tra ditional Ruler, (Ibatai I) of Uyo, Manag ing Director, Ibaeco Ent, Nig. Ltd.; LGA: Uyo; Born: Jan. 15, 1940; Pa: Deceased Marned to Mrs Ini Pius 1. Ibanga; Children: Dorothy(32), Victor(30), Rosemary(25), Mfon(20), Ph ilomena(22), Imoh( 19); Education: National Technical School, Los Angeles, USA, 1960-64, Higher National Diploma. Honorary Degree: D. Sc. by Muskegon Bible College, Indianapolis, USA, 1995; Career and Work History: Workshop Manager, 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, 1967-68; Director, Civil Defence Organisation 1969-70; Councillor Uyo Local Government Council, 1975-78; Chairman, Paramount Ruler Council, 1981-95; Chairman, Area Planning Authority Uyo, 1982-83; Mem., Allocation Committee for Essential Commodities, Uyo Loc:lI Government Area, 1984-86; Mem., Uyo Local Government Advisory Committee, 1984- 86; Chairman, Mem. Committee, Uyo Local Government Area, 1988-92; Pres." Aka Offot Development Asscn., I 986-present; Mem., Uyo Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, 1988-present, Chairman, Offot Ukwa Clan Council, 1995-present; Civic and Polit ical Activities: Chairman, MAMSER Committee Uyo, 1988-92; State Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Boxing Tradotopma MBOK Asscn., Akwa Ibom State (Wrestling) Planning Committee, 1992-93; Honours and Awards: Certificate of Merit by the Military Governor, South Eastern State of Nigeria, 1970; Obong Ikpaisong, Uyo, 198,O;National Productivity Award, 1991; Grand Fellowship Award by the Microbiology Dept., Univ. ofUyo, 1992; Akwa Ibom State Youth Patron, 1992; Elder Cit izen, Akwa I born State, 1993 Pillar of Development in Akwa Ibom State, 1993; Grand Patron, Ibom Club of Nigeria, 1994; The Ibom of Ibibio Students Union, Univ. of Uyo, 1994; Kiwanis International Club Merit Award, 1994; Honourable Fellowship Award ofthe Institu te oflnternal Auditors of Nigeri a, 1994; Ibatai ofUyo, 1995; Honorary Fellowship Award of the Insti tute of Industrial Technologists of Nigeria, 1995; Grand Patron, Sports Lovers Club of Nigeri a, 1995; Memberships Diploma, the Institute of Business Educat ion, 1995; Religious Affiliation: Catholic; Hobbies: Reading, Films and Sports; Dr Ibanga was one of the lead ing proponents for the creat ion of Akwa Ibom State and donated Ol'e of his buildings to facilitate the smooth takeoffofthe state at its creatIon in 1987. Instrumental to the establi shment of the Secondary School in Aka Offot, 1977, He has awarded scholarships to people in his community and given employment to many indigenes of the State as well as about one hundred and fifty apprentices of the NDE programme; Office: Ibaeco Nig.Ltd, 43, Ikot EkpeneRoad, P. O. Box 13 1, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
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