About Dakkada

  • Dakkada was launched in 2015 through the focused, committed and visionary leadership of His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel
  • Dakkada is a people-oriented vision and an action-inspiring ideology designed to drive self-belief in every Akwa Ibomite that greatness is possible and is within their reach
  • Dakkada is about Positive Change in Attitude. It means ‘Arise, Stand Up and Step up to Greatness.
  • It is a philosophy and a call to action. A call to rise and build a thriving Akwa Ibom where personal and state wide greatness is both attainable.

Our Mantra

I am Rising Up! 

We are Rising Up! 

Let’s Rise!

Our Focus

Akwa Ibom Youth i-train Programme(AIY-iTRAIN): aimed at addressing the youth un-employability challenge in the State and up-skilling young people with Leadership, life, employability and industry knowledge and skills to help them become enterprising and effective in the marketplace 

This is achieved in partnership with multi-level organizations with experience in delivering programs and impact in this areas, the programme leverages a Train-the-Trainer approach where 150 youth leaders across the State will be selected and trained in each batch of the programme. These leaders will cascade their learnings to 50 young people each in their communities with the aim of reaching 50,000 youths by 2023.

Dakkada Women Entrepreprise & Mentorship Programme (DWEMP): Aimed at inspiring and supporting Akwa Ibom women interested in entrepreneurship through a collaborative, innovative and empowering network. The programme provides vocational skills training, tooling and also provide mentorship opportunities for 1000 women entrepreneurs across our rural communities.

Dakkada Cliqs & More:  A photography festivals featuring well captured moments depicting Akwa Ibom Arts, Cultures and Heritage in Pictures

Dakkada Business & Leadership Forum (DB&LF): Aimed at identifying, recognizing and showcasing persons whose achievements and characteristics in their respective field of endeavours fits the model of a Dakkada Champion. Also to provide mentorship and create opportunities for networking amongst young entrepreneurs and professionals in the State.

  • My Entreprenuership Goals Programme (MEGP): This is a platform created to Identify, Train and Develop start-up and existing MSMEs in the State.
  • Dakkada Multi-purpose cooperatives Societies: We are organizing Micro Entrepreneurs into clusters to enhance the development of their businesses. We are also pulling together the resources of hundreds of micro entrepreneurs to drive large-scale production and economies of scale advantage.

Dakkada Creed

Akwa Ibomites, rise to the faith of greatness

Rise to the faith that with God all things are possible
Rise to the faith that Akwa Ibom was created by God out of greatness

Rise to the faith that as a people, we can move beyond ethnicity, biases, religion, and gender

Rise to the faith of our resources, beyond what others see, human and intellectual

Rise to chart a new course for us, our children and a generation of Akwa Ibomites unborn

Rise to the faith that one day, we will be counted as a great people of a great state with great minds

Rise to the faith that all these are possible and many more

Hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful

I rise to the faith that Akwa Ibom was created to be great

I rise to the faith that Akwa Ibom is destined to be great

I am an Akwa Ibomite
I rise to a faith of greatness

Mme Dakka nda

Akwa Ibom Dakkada
– Gov. Udom Emmanuel

His Excellency Gov. Udom Emmanuel

Our Footprints