A Brief History about Barr. Onofiok Akpan Luke
A Brief History about Barr. Onofiok Akpan Luke Member Representing Nsit Ubium/Nsit Ibom and Etinan Federal Constituency!
Rt Hon. (Barr) Onofiok Akpan Luke was born on March 16, 1978 into a humble family in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is the first of five children born to his civil servant parents.
It is widely accepted that the role of a father shaping of one’s future can never be over-elaborated, yet Rt Hon. (Barr) Onofiok Luke and his siblings would live a greater part of their lives without one. Many children who would have ended up as shining stars have had their light dimmed by the death of their fathers or father figure, but not (Barr) Onofiok and his siblings. They kept hopes alive and forged ahead under the able Leadership of their mother who doubled as a father-figure.
Rt Hon. Onofiok attended st Theresa’s primary school, Use – Abat in Ibiono Ibom L.G.A
He had his Secondary Education at Lutheran High School, Obot Idim in Ibesikpo Asutan L.G.A.
He had his fair share of turbulent secondary schooling mostly by lack of basic needs, largely due to the fact that his education and that of this siblings depended solely on the meagre income of his widowed mother. Rt Hon. (Barr) Onofiok Luke endured those days with the hope that the future holds better days. He held onto the values of hard work and prayers, which his mother had consistently inculcated in him.
To honour the memory of this late father who died shortly after graduating from Nigeria Law School, 13 years old Onofiok vowed to wear the wig. This led him to pursue a degree in law in the University of Uyo. In a bid to not only pass through the University but also allow him” he become involved in student Politics and sought for an opportunity to serve. The Opportunity came when he emerged as the President of the University of Uyo Students’ Union Government.
A Brief History about Barr. Onofiok Akpan Luke
In his inherent nature of servant leadership, He rose to the defence of Nigerian Students against the highhandedness of the University Management. This led to his dismissal from University in 2005. Rather than allow the setback to deter him, he kept his head above the waters and surrendered to God’s Amazing Grace and the ocean torrent that was hitherto supposed to drown him could not. He continued enthusiastically to defend the defenceless and to stand for what is right. Inspite of his predicament, he continued in prayer and commitment to God’s work and to humility till he was spotted and called to work as a personal Assistant to Governor Gods’will Obot Akpabio in 2007.
Authority to complete his law program. He then went to the Nigerian Law School, complete his Compulsory National Youth Service Corps Program and was eventually called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010.
Humility is also one of the Sterling quality of (Barr) Onofiok Luke. Despite his elevated positions, he endeavours to honour as many invites as possible, interact with all classes of people cheerful, perhaps this is one of the reasons he is widely accepted, love and Celebrated by the People’s.
It might interest you to know that Rt Hon. (Barr) Onofiok Akpan Luke was the youngest Speaker in the history of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
Hon. Luke is a devout Christian who is Committed to the work of God. In specific terms, he fellowship with believer of Full Life Christian Center and a committed worker in the Church as well as a Sanctuary keeper ( Sanitation Department) to be precise.
(Barr) Onofiok Luke has achieved the Underlisted.
* Legislative/ personal Assistant to immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
* Barrister and member of Nigerian Barr Association.
* 2010 Fellow of Nigeria Leadership institute.
* Represented Nigeria in 210 world youth conference in Mexico.
* Did an Executive Education program at Harvard Business School.
* Has directly empowerd over 10,000 youths and women of Nsit Ubium and countless other from other parts of the State through his Constituency transport scheme (CTS) and the seed capital of Business start-up (SCBS) as well as Employments Government MDA’s and private sector organization
* Two term Member Representing Nsit Ubium State Constituency in AKHA.
* Founder of the Onofiok Luke Legislative internship program now Akwa Ibom Legislative internship program.
* Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
* Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
* Founder, Onofiok Luke Mentorship club.
* Ambassador of the Obasanjo Youth Development Initiative.
Gust lecturer, keynote Speaker, lead paper presenter and panel discussant at various reputable forums and institutions
*Presently a federal House Member Representing Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium and Etinan Federal Constituency.
*Married to Mrs. Uduak Luke PhD, and the Union is blessed with Four Lovely Children.