Anietie Ukpe

Director General 

A versatile and pragmatic administrator, who holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree, in Mass Communication, from the University of Uyo.  Born on May 17, 1963, he is an indigene of Utu Abak in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

At present he is the Director General of AKBC, an office he assumed since 2015. He has been the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Akwa Ibom state from 2007-2011 and in dual capacity as Chief Press Secretary/Special Assistant to the Governor on Media from 2011-2015. He was a one-time Chief Press Secretary/ Director of Press Affairs to the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State from 1999-2005. These appointments attest to his diligence and professional stance in executing his duties. He has been the Chairman, Multiplex Comm. & Mkt. Ltd. and Chief Executive officer, Sapphire & Pearls Ltd. This quintessential journalist rose from being a reporter in 1986 to the position of a Senior Chief Correspondent in 1999 with the Concord Press.

He has over a thousand publications composed of poems, short stories, essays, features such as Critical Issues in Public Relations and Communications, On the wings of history, In the flood of contentment etc. He has also featured on several newspapers/magazines across Nigeria such as The Punch, The Guardian and The Pioneer among others.

He is a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Chartered Institute of Administrators of Nigeria, and an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. This member of the Board of Trustees of the Insight Bible Church is also a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Leadership and Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management.

He has been decorated with several awards such as

  • Award of Excellent Performance in the Nigerian Public Service by the Chartered Institute of Public Administrators of Nigeria;
  • Distinguished Achievement in Poetry by the International Library of Poetry, Owing Mills, United States (2005);
  • Editor’s Choice Award in respect of two poems published in the Anthology, “A flood of contentment”(2003).

.His hobbies include reading, news and current affairs, football, tennis and travelling. He is a fervent Christian who lives in Uyo with his family.

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