Manchester Chapter


Chapter Background

Following the persistent efforts of the then High Commissioner and Co-ordinator of MMI in Europe, Akparawa Jimaimah Essien, to bring together the Ibibios in the Northwest of England, an inaugural meeting was held in his house on Saturday, 4th September 2004.

Eleven sons and daughters of Ibibio nation living in the Northwest of England attended the meeting. They were;

  1. Akparawa Jimaimah Essien
  2. Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Glory Essien
  3. Akparawa (Dr.) Uwem Ite
  4. Mr. Dominic Akpan – now Akparawa
  5. Mr. Nsidibe Udoh – now Akparawa
  6. Mrs. Mercy Nsidibe Udoh – now Akparawa-Anwan
  7. Mr. Pius James Ekpenyong
  8. Miss Ndifreke Bassey – now Akparawa-Anwan
  9. Mr. Aniefiok Akpan
  10. Mrs. Angela Osho ( Nee Ansa)
  11. Mrs Grace Akpakpan – now Akparawa-Anwan

Date of Inauguration:

Manchester Chapter was inaugurated on 3RD MAY 2008 at the 1st Ibibio Summit in Europe held in Manchester by Past President Godwin NtukUdeh, who represented the then President, Akparawa (Otuekong) Sylvester Akpan

Those inducted as members at the Summit were;

  1. Akparawa Nsidibe Udoh ——————————– Chairman
  2. Akparawa-anwan (Mrs) Grace Akpakpan ————– Vice Chairman
  3. Akparawa Dominic Akpan ——————————– Secretary
  4. Akparawa-anwan (Mrs) Aniefon Akpan —————- Welfare Officer
  5. Akparawa-anwan (Mrs) Regina Okpo ——————- Women Leader
  6. Akparawa Pius James Ekpenyong ———————— Public Relations Officer
  7. Akparawa-anwan (Mrs) Yvonne Inyang —————– Financial Secretary
  8. Akparawa Maurice Asuquo ——————————– Provost
  9. Akparawa-Anwan Idorenyin Ekanem
  10. Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Mercy Udoh
  11. Akparawa-Anwan Ndifreke Bassey
  12. Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Queen Ita Akpan
  13. Akparawa-Anwan Rita Robert Otu
  14. Akparawa Ufot Akpakpan
  15. Akparawa Udofia Sam Udofia
  16. Akparawa Joseph Udoh
  17. Akparawa Aniefiok Akpan
  18. Akparawa Samuel Ifon
  19. Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Mercy Ifon


Chapter Executives 2004 to 2011:

Dr Uwem Ite – Chairman (November 2004 – 2005)

Akparawa Nsidibe Udoh – Vice Chairman (November 2004 – 2005)

– Chairman (2005 – December 2011)

Akparawa Lawrence Ubah – Provost (2004 – 2005)

– Vice Chairman (2005 – 2007)

Akparawa-Anwan Grace Akpakpan – Women’s Leader (2004 – 2007)

Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Grace Akpakpan – Vice Chairman (2007 – December 2011)

Mr Pius Ekpenyong (membership withdrawn) – P.R.O (2004 – 2010)

Akparawa Maurice Asuquo – Provost (2010 – December 2011)

Akparawa Dominic Akpan – Secretary (2004 – December 2011)

Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Glory Jimaimah Essien – Treasure (2004 – December 2011)

Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Yvonne Inyang – Financial Secretary (2004 – December 2011)

Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Aniefon D. Akpan – Welfare Officer (2004 – December 2011)

Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Regina Okpo – Women’s Leader (2007 – 2011)

Chapter Executives January 2012 to date

Akparawa Dominic Akpan – Chairman

Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Glory Essien – Vice Chairman

Akparawa Ufot Akpakpan – Treasurer

Akparawa Maurice Asuquo – Secretary

Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Queen Akpan – Welfare Officer

Akparawa-Anwan (Mrs) Aniefon Akpan – Women Leader

Akparawa Udofia Sam Udofia – PRO

Akparawa Nsidibe Udoh – IPC

Achievements of the Chapter:

  1. 2004 to date – Promote the speaking of Ibibio language among the Akwa Ibom Children.
  2. May 2008 – Hosted 1st Ibibio Summit.

III. May 2012 – Organised 2nd Ibibio Summit.

  1. January 2014 – Hosted 1st Ibibio Language Children Competition in the Chapter
  2. May 2014 – Hosted 3rd Ibibio Summit.


Plans & Programmes of the Chapter:

  1. MMI Unity School project
  2. Ibibio Language Project

III. Operation keep fit for all Ibibio in Diaspora


Current Chapter Status:

The membership strength of Manchester Chapter currently stands at seventeen (17). Members are drawn from cities in the Midlands and North West region of England such as Liverpool, Birmingham, Leicester, with majority of members in Manchester city itself. For effective communication, we are currently updating our membership data base to include residential, office, and e-mail addresses, as well as the contact telephone number of each member.

Meeting Days and Venue:

Meeting Day: 1st Saturday of each Month.

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Venue: The venue depends on which member(s) is hosting the meeting for the month.

For more information about the chapter in particular and Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio in general, please email, and we will respond to your query as soon as we can.

Cross section of Manchester Chapter Members with the past President Akparawa (Elder) Nse Ubeh during his official visit to the Chapter

Manchester Children at