“Umo Eno: The Golden Boy Leading Akwa Ibom State”


Umo Eno: The Golden boy leading Akwa Ibom State.


Early Life and Education

Umo Bassey Eno, born April 24, 1964, in Akwa Ibom, studied in Lagos, Eket, Ikeja, and at University of Uyo.

Career in Private Sector

Eno began his career at Bertola Machine Tools Ltd and Union Bank Plc. He then joined Norman Investment Ltd, rising to Group General Manager.Consequently, under his leadership, the company’s growth rate increased from 5% to 15% in a year.


In 1997, Eno founded Royalty Hotels & Recreations Ltd, expanding it from a five-room hotel to a major hospitality conglomerate employing over 2,500 people, mainly from Akwa Ibom State.

Public Service

In 2004, Eno became Chairman of the Hotels Board under Governor Attah, overseeing the first statewide hotel inspection.His achievements included revamping Akwa Palm Limited, establishing Ibom Fadama Microfinance Bank Ltd, and constructing the Dakkada Warehouse.

Political Career (Umo Eno)

In 2023,  Umo became the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, after serving as the Commissioner for Lands and Water Resource

Personal Life (Umo Eno)

Eno, married to Patience Umo Eno, has six children and several grandchildren. He founded All Nations Christian Ministry International and is renowned for his integrity and excellence in entrepreneurship and public service.

Pastor Umo Eno possesses significant stature, honor, and effectiveness, evidenced by his numerous and visible achievements. He clearly demonstrates his leadership skills through a deep understanding of human nature and effective collaboration with others.Charity thrives under his guidance, and he has a comprehensive grasp of management and leadership from various perspectives, positioning him well for greater responsibilities. While he may lack political capital, he compensates with strong leadership and management ideas. His passion is pursuing excellence and creating beneficial synergies with individuals, corporations, and both private and government institutions.