Akwa Ibom State is a state in Nigeria. It is located in the coastal southern part of the country, lying between latitudes 4°32′N and 5°33′N, and longitudes 7°25′E and 8°25′E. 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. Akwa Ibom State currently covers a total land area of 7,249 square kilometers. The area does not take into consideration disputed territories. It is the 10th largest state in Nigeria in terms of landmass. About 13.4 percent of the 960km of Nigeria’s Atlantic Ocean coastline runs through the State. Akwa Ibom falls within the tropical zone with a dominant vegetation of green foliage of trees and shrubs. It constitutes a major chunk of the nation’s oil-palm belt. The Atlantic coastline stretches 129km from Oron in the East to Ikot Abasi in the West. The State also has three distinct vegetation zones: the saline water swamp forest, the fresh water swamp forest and the rain forest The main economic activities of the people are fishing (for riverine and coastal dwellers), farming (mostly for upland dwellers), trading, artisanship and white-collar services. A robust public sector employs significant proportion of the State labour force. Although Akwa Ibom state is rich in other natural endowments, a sizeable percentage of the state’s economy is dependent on agriculture. The State overflows with agricultural resources, which makes it a goldmine for investors. The State is blessed with numerous rivers, creeks and streams, enhancing favourable all year season for agricultural activities. The 31 local government areas in the State are involved in the cultivation of food crops like cassava, yam, cocoyam, maize, rice, cowpea, melon, plantain, vegetables, banana, pineapples, African peas, etc, cash crops like oil palm, coconut, rubber, raffia palm, melina, and kolanut are also cultivated by a large percentage of the population.