Handsome and brilliant Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom is no doubt one of the most promising politicians in Nigeria today. But millions of Nigerians don’t know certain things about the top banker turned politician.
Be that as it may, we can tell you for free that the governor is actually an usher at his church. His Excellency is an usher at the local branch of United Evangelical Church also known as Qua Iboe Church. That’s not all, he is equally a deacon at the church and he still finds time to work as an usher on sundays even as a governor.
Gov. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966, into the family of Ete Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State. He rose from being a Sunday school leader at United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) to become a bank director. Gov. Emmanuel and his family are strong members of United Evangelical Church (QIC), Nigeria.
He serves as an audit manager of Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He serves as Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Bank Plc. Gov. Emmanuel also served as Group Head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank. He served as general manager of Zenith Bank Plc. He joined Zenith in 1996 from Diamond Bank Limited and was the pioneer manager of its Lagos Central Branch. He was in charge of the Telecommunications Sector, Income Optimization and Financial & Strategic Planning Group of Zenith Bank Plc. He has over seventeen years financial services experience. He served as an Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc. He is a Chartered Accountant and he trained with Price Water House Coopers. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He attended School of Arts and Science, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and obtained Advanced Certificate of Basic Studies (CBS) and Higher School Certificate (HSC). He attended Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Akpan Ishiet, Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom State (SSCE). He has attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, France. Gov. Udom holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel is married to Martha Udom Emmanuel. His father, Ete Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang is a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Mr. G. E. Nkanang was an educator, a Head Master and teacher.