Rt. Hon. Essien Ekpenyong Ayi
Essien Ayi is a Nigerian politician at the House of Representatives level. Essien Ayi currently serves as the Federal Representative representing Calabar South/Akpabuyo/Bakassi South constituency, popularly called ABC Constituency in the 9th National Assembly. He is popularly called Isantim translated as an “Eagle” in Efik Language. His Legislative Interests border on making better legislation for the general improvement of the lives of Nigerians
|Position||House of Representative Member|
|Assumed Office||29 May 2015|
|Date of Birth||October 14, 1956|
|Senatorial District||Cross River South|
Rt. Hon. Essien Ayi was born on October 14, 1956, in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria.
Essien Ayi possesses First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC), West African School Certificate (WASC), General Certificate of Education (GCE) and B.Edu in Education
Essien Ayi began his career as a Team Manager with Rovers Football Club in Calabar, Cross River State. He also served as the Secretary of the Cross River South Development Authority. He was subsequently appointed the Chairman of the Cross River State Football Association and Cross River State Sports Commission from September 2002 – March 2003. He was a Member of, Cross River State Local Government Pension Board from July 2000 – May 2002 and the Cross River Primary Education Board from July 2001 – May 2002.
Chairman at Niger Delta Ministry Committee until May 2023
Federal Representative at House of Representatives from May 2011 to May 2019
Committee Member at Customs and Excise Committee (Reps) until May 2015
Chairman at Labour, Employment and Productivity Committee (Reps) until May 2015
Committee Member at Solid Minerals Committee (Senate) until May 2015
Committee Member at Petroleum Resources (Up Stream) Committee (Reps) until May 2015
Committee Member at Electoral Matters & Political Party Matters Committee (Reps) until May 2015
Committee Member at FCT Area Councils and Ancillary Matters Committee (Reps) until May 2015
Committee Member at Sports Committee (Reps) until May 2015
Federal Representative at House of Representatives from 2003 to 2008
Chairman at Calabar South Local Government Area from 1995 to 2002
Essien Ayi is a Christian and a known Apostle in his home Church, Peniel Church of God, Calabar. He is a Senior Pastor in the Church. In June 2018, he donated one million Naira (N1,000,000) for the building of a Mosque at Bogobiri, Calabar, Cross River State capital.