By Aniekan Akpan
Oruk Anam is the largest local government area of Akwa Ibom. It’s made up two political blocs; the oruk and the Anam axis.The Oruk bloc is made up of seven(7) clans, while the Anam is made of two(2). The Akwa Ibom most peaceful council area is home of personnel, actors and players in both local and international politics. Outside the blessings of manpower, oruk Anam is naturally endowed with resources like crude oil, palm oil, clay and fertile soil.
If history will not fail me, the oil palm seedlings(palm oil) that serves as the major sustainance of the Malaysian’s economy as of the present, record have it that it was obtained from Oruk. On the other, out of the first five (5) persons that has ever benefited from the colonial Masters oversea’s scholarship scheme/study, one was them was from Oruk Anam, precisely from the late Idiong’s dynasty. Continue reading “ORUK ANAM ROADS: A Tale of Swimming in Reservoir But Dying of Thirst”