1.Ibeno Local Government Area was created out of the defunct Uquo-Ibeno Local Government Area on December 4, 1996 by the Federal government instrument.
Before the creation of Uquo-Ibeno Local Government Area, the people of Ibeno were in Eket Local Government Area – Ibeno Edoh, Uquo Ibeno respectively. Ibeno Local Government Area has thus graduated from being part of Eket local government area to part of Ibeno-Edor with headquarters at Inua-Eyet Ikot Ibeno (now defunct) to being part of Uquo Ibeno with headquarters at Uquo (now headquarters of Esit Eket Local Government Area) to a distinct and separate local government area, Ibeno Local Government Area with headquarters at Upenekang.
2. Eastern Obolo was created in 1996 with the headquarter at Okoroete. Before the creation, the people of Eastern Obolo were in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area. However, Eastern Obolo long had a Native court in Okoroete which was established in 1931. This court was established by the British to take over the administrative function of the entire region.
3. Andoni Local Government Area was created in the year 1991 with the administrative headquarter at Ngo. Though the region had long been established long before the neighbouring communities (e. g Ibani ) came to settle in the area.
4.Oron Local Government Area was created out of the old Eket Division on August 13, 1970, following the directive of the Federal Government of Nigeria that the then South Eastern State be split into more administrative divisions. It is one of the oldest local government areas in Akwa Ibom. In recent political exercises, four more local government areas have been carved out of Oron Local Government Area—Mbo, Okobo, Udung Uko and Urue Offong-Uruko.
By Steven Clifford