Akwa Ibom State is one of the beautiful states in our country Nigeria. The state is located in the South-South geopolitical zone, and is bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers State and Abia State, and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the southernmost tip of Cross River State with a population of over five million people.
Akwa Ibom was created in 1987 from the former Cross River State and is currently the highest oil- and gas-producing state in the country. The state’s capital is Uyo, with over 500,000 inhabitants.
In addition to English, the main spoken languages are Ibibio, Annang, Eket and Oron.
Akwa Ibom is celebrating her 30th anniversary tomorrow and in the spirit of the #OrangeSeptember I have come up with these interesting places you can visit while you are in Akwa Ibom. So without taking you too far, here is your list.
1. Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
An all-seater national sports stadium located in Uyo, the state capital of Akwa Ibom. The stadium serves as a home to the Nigerian Super Eagles as well as a center for various social, cultural, and religious events. This 30,000 seater ultra modern multipurpose sports complex modeled after Allianz Arena has some unique features such as bullet proof VIP/VVIP sections, box office, collapsible seats, two digital score boards, digital playback screens, digital flood lights, and 30 emergency exits.
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3. Ibom Plaza
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4. Ibom Tropicana
5. Ikot Ekpene Four Point Hotel By Sheraton
6. Ibeno Beach
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8. Silverbird Cinema, Uyo
Popcorn and snacks? Check. Your friends and family? Check. Latest and newest movies making the airways? Check. Comfy chairs with the perfect audio/visual settings for the best cinematic experience? Check. All these and more is what Silverbird Cinemas offer all day long, and they do well to deliver beyond your expectations. Located at Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo, Akwa ibom.
Before heading to Silverbird Cinema, Uyo, take along with you: Cash or Debit/Credit card, 3D glasses (if you have), Student ID Card. Leisure seekers, fun lovers, movie bloggers and families are sure to jostle for the best spots with you.
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10. Bridge of No Return
Bridge of No Return is located at Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom. Hope you ain’t scared by the name. This is an existing remainder of the horrors of the Slave Trade era. The bridge is infamous as the last point of discharge of slaves into the waiting slave ships that eventually sailed them into slavery. As the name suggests, no slave who walked the bridge ever returned. Before heading to Bridge of No Return take along with you a Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with.
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