Rt. Hon. Luke Onofiok
Rt. Hon. Luke Onofiok (born March 16, 1978) Onofiok graduated in 2005 from the University of Uyo, Nigeria with an LL.B. In 2009, he underwent further studies at the Nigerian Law School where he obtained the qualification to become a Barrister at Law in Nigeria in 2010.
The lawmaker had a humble upbringing by Christian parents who both worked in Nigeria’s Civil Service.
After a 3-year engagement with Governor Godswill Akpabio as Personal Assistant, Onofiok was nominated to the Nigerian Youth Parliament where he was later elected as the pioneer Speaker of the 109-member Parliament, a non-stipendiary institution put together by then President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to help generate inputs from elite Nigerian youths into the country’s mainstream governance.
He was elected on December 21, 2015 as the 11th Speaker of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly.