Onofiok Akpan Luke was born on March 16, 1978 to Barr and Mrs Akpan Luke of Ikot Etobo in Nsit Ubium local government area of Akwa Ibom State. He attended St. Theresa’s Catholic primary school and later, Lutheran High School, Obot Idim where he obtained a Senior Secondary School Certificate in 1996.
Onofiok Luke has a Bachelor’s degree in Law obtained from the University of Uyo in 2005, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010 upon graduation from the Nigerian Law School same year.
An avid reader and lover of knowledge, Barr Luke is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School, Executive Education Programme. His commitment to quality leadership dates back to his days as President of the Students Union Government of the University of Uyo. He was later in 2008 elected the pioneer Speaker of the Nigeria Youth Parliament, a capacity in which he had numerous opportunities to give Nigeria excellent representation at various international fora.
Barrister Onofiok Luke has worked as Personal Assistant on Protocol Matters to the Akwa Ibom State Governor. He won a landslide victory at the 2011 polls to represent Nsit Ubium State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. He was in the same year appointed as Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and Finance. Now, he is the Chairman House Committee on Committee on Agriculture and Food sufficiency.
Driven by his unquenchable passion for youth development, he founded The Onofiok Luke Legislative Internship Programme (TOLLIP) in 2013. The programme is designed to train young Nigerians on the rudiments of law-making in line with international best practises, as well as raise an army of young entrepreneurs, social volunteers, peace advocates and conflict managers.
Honourable Barrister Onofiok Akpan Luke is a 2011 Associate of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI), and a member of the Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, a socio-cultural organization of distinguished sons of Ibibio nation. He is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
His drive towards youth development and the determination to seize every opportunity to provide sterling leadership has seen him earn several prestigious honours and recognitions. Amongst other honours, he was awarded an Honorary Texan in 2012 by the States of Texas, United States of America. He was also specially inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Consolidated Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in 2013.
Barr Luke is married to Uduak and they are blessed with Etiusungisang, Enoabasi, and Uduakobong.
Now that he has been exposed, #TeamOnofiokLuke seeks your support to return Onofiok Luke for a 2nd Term in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly for another round of robust legislative engagement. He can do it again. Join the train!