Prof. U. Akpan-Idiok

Ph.D, Pedologist and Soil Chemist.

Akpan-Idiok is a Professor of Soil-Science in the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He is a visiting sabbatical scholar to the Kogi State University, Anyigba. He has more than 28 years’ experience as a Consultant and University Don/researcher. He has several articles and publications in learned journals. He has led and also participated in several environmental related consultancy jobs commissioned by Federal Government of Nigeria, State Governments, and Oil Companies such as Agip, Elf, Shell and Exxon Mobil amongst others.

Consultancy Experience

  • Land evaluation for crop production at Obrenyi/Ohanna. Commissioned by National Land Development Authority, Cross River State, Nigeria –1993;
  • Drilling-slot-base data collection at Cawthrone Channel III, Calabar River, Rivers State. Commissioned by
  • Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Port Harcourt –1992/1993.
  • Environmental evaluation studies of Bonny Oil Terminals and its environment. Commissioned by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Port Harcourt –1993.
  • Environmental study to investigate the relationship between gas flaring and acid rain in Shell operation areas in Eastern States of Nigeria. Commissioned by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, 1993.
  • Study of Enyong Creek Swamp Rice Field for Akwa Ibom State Government, Nigeria, 1994.
  • Environmental evaluation of Upomama Oil Terminal and its environs, Delta State, Nigeria. Commissioned by Elf Oil Company (Nig) Ltd, 1997.
  • Environmental evaluation studies of Batan Oil Metering Station, Delta State, Nigeria. Commissioned by Elf Oil Company (Nig) Ltd. 1997.
  • Report of subsoil investigation along Abana and Atabong west shorelines in Bakassi Local Government Area, Cross River State. Commissioned by Engineering Nigeria Ltd. Calabar, 2000.
  • Environmental post impact assessment of spill/polluted sites at Ekorinim Community in Calabar, Cross River State. Commissioned by NNPC/PPMC Ltd. Gariki, Abuja, 2000.
  • Environmental impact assessment of Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ), Calabar, Cross River State. The work was executed by YVES BEE Ltd. Calabar, 2001.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Dam/irrigation project at Ijegu-Yala of Cross River State for Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authority, 2000.
  • Soil survey and Fertility Investigation of Ijegu-Yala Dam/Irrigation project through Amana Consortium Nigeria Limited, 2000.
  • Soil Fertility Evaluation including Soil Survey in Three Southern States of Nigeria (2009). Commissioned by Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Garki, Abuja.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Ibiono Ibom Dam Project, Ibiono Ibom, Akwa Ibom State (2009).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Biakpan, Etono and Ikun Water Projects in Biase Local Government Area, Cross River State (2009).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Oderegha Water Supply Project in Obubra Local Government Area, Cross River State. Commissioned by the Cross-River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA), Calabar, Cross River State (2009).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for the Cross-River State super high project. Government of Cross River State, Nigeria (2017).


Akpan-Idiok has shown a great intellectual acumen and versatility in his Consultancy jobs over the years. Other projects he has handled as PRINCIPAL/CHIEF CONSULTANT to Pedoquasphere are as follows:

  • Environmental Post Impact Assessment of Oil Spill/Polluted Site at Ekorinim Community in Calabar, Cross River State. Commissioned by NNPC/PPMC Limited Garki, Abuja, 2002.
  • Geotechnical Investigation along Abanna and Atabong West shorelines in Bakassi Local Government Area, cross River State, Commissioned by Engineering Nig. Ltd 2002.
  • Soil survey and fertility Investigation of Ijegu- Dam/Irrigation project, commissioned by Amana Consortium Nig Ltd 2002.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Ijegu-Yala Dam and Irrigation/ Drainage/Flood Control Scheme Located at Yala Local Government Are of Cross River State. Commissioned by Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authority 2003.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of ICS power Limited located at Alaoji- near Aba, Abia State. Commissioned by ICS Power Limited Plot 418 Kumasi Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria 2004.
  • Subsurface Investigation of Ibafon Oil Depot Site located at Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ) Calabar, Cross River State. Commissioned by Ibafon Oil Limited 2004.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Iton Odoro Drainage, Erosion and Flood Control Project, Ikono LGA, Akwa Ibom State. Commissioned by Cross River Basin Development Authoruty, Calabar, Cross River State (2009).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Biakpan, Etono and Ikun Water Projects in Biase Local Government Area, Cross River State (2009). Commissioned by Cross River Basin Development Authoruty, Calabar, Cross River State (2009).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Ibiono Ibom Dam Project, Ibiono Ibom, Akwa Ibom State. Commissioned by Cross River Basin Development Authoruty, Calabar, Cross River State (2009).
  • Soil Survey Fertility Investigation of Aya and Mbagidi Irrigation Projects. Commissioned by the Cross-River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA), Calabar, 2009.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Aya River Dam/Irrigation Projects in Ogoja Local Government Area, Cross River State. Commissioned by the Cross-River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA), Calabar, Cross River State for Strategic Hydro Services Limited, Abuja, 2009.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Oderegha Water Project at Obubra LGA of Cross River State for Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authority, 2009.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Ogada Irrigation /Drainage and Flood control project at Ogada 1 in Obubra LGA of Cross River State through NSECAL for Cross River Basin and Rural Development Authority, 2010.
  • Soil Fertility study for three states in the south-south region of Nigeria, for the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria (2012).
  • Soil Fertility study for Six states in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, for the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria (2013).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Pineapple plantation for Dangote Group (2014)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for Mark Sino Quarry, Akamkpa, Cross River State (2015)
  • Cross-River State-NEWMAP SPMU consultancy for the development of soil map to determine soil vulnerability to erosion in cross river state held,(2017).



A consultant applying herbicide in the field

A Consultant Collecting And Describing Soil Samples In The Field

Chemical Analysis of Soil Samples In The Laboratory