Engr. Benedict Ukpong, the Akwa Ibom State 2015 APC Deputy Governorship Candidate has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a member of INEC
Engr. Ben Ukpong who hails from Urue – Offong/Oruko local government area, is an Oron by birth; and the Oron people, as earlier mentioned, are seen as the ethnic group with the swing vote that can conveniently cause upset in any elections in Akwa Ibom state.
Ben Ukpong, FNSE has more than Twenty Eight (28) years of engineering experience covering the scope of engineering design, evaluation, development, engineering procurement, supervision of construction of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, water supply, storm water and waste water drainage system, and their appurtenance facilities.
This experience, he obtained during his years of meritorious services with the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Jos Metropolitan Dev Board (JMDB) and Plateau Directorate for Integrated Rural Development (PDIRD).
Engr. Ukpong’s assignment as Project supervisor, Project interface coordinator, Senior Staff engineer, Chief Resident Engineer (CRE), and Assistant Director (AD) as well as Deputy Director (DD) demonstrate his well-rounded abilities and capabilities to manage projects and people.
He has proven expertise in applying project management and business tools for the successful execution of varied projects achieving improvement, capacity enhancements, and equipment optimization; cost reductions, quality and schedule objectives. Engr. Ukpong has strong leadership and, excellent coordination ability as well as, interpersonal and communication skills.
In all, he has wide range of experience in the development of new towns/cities with the provision of first class infrastructure. He is highly innovative and has passion for excellent services at all times. In addition to his engineering activities, he is seriously involved in community development services as community leader which was noticed by the Council of Oro Traditional Rulers (COTR) who conferred on him the honorary title of Nta-Nta Oro.
He is a devoted Christian of Roman Catholic faith married to Dr.(Mrs.) Ini-Abasi Ben Ukpong and blessed with Five (5) Children