Ita Solomon Enang (born 23 August 1962) is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate). He is a Nigerian politician who represented the Itu and Ibiono Ibom Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011. He was elected Senator for the Uyo (North East) Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom in the 2011 Federal elections.
Ita Solomon Enang
|Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President of Nigeria on National Assembly Matters (Nigerian Senate)|
|Assumed office |
27 August 2015
May 1999 – May 2011
|Constituency||Ibiono Ibom (Akwa Ibom)|
May 2011 – May 2015
|Preceded by||Effiong Dickson Bob|
|Constituency||Akwa Ibom North East|
|Born||23 August 1962|
|Political party||All Progressive Congress (APC)|
Senator Ita Enang was appointed as the SSA to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate) on 27 August 2015.
Ita Solomon Enang was born on 23 August 1962. He attended the Presbyterian Teachers Training College, Ididep, Akwa Ibom State (1974-1979). He was admitted to the University of Calabar, Calabar in 1980 where he read Law, graduating in 1984. He went on to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985. He then entered private practice with his own law firm.
Enang became a councilor in 1987, and a member of the Akwa Ibom State house of assembly in 1992. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1999. He served three terms as a member of the House of Representatives. His election to represent the Ibiono Ibom/Itu Federal Constituency in April 2007 was nullified in December 2007 by an Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo. He was eventually reelected on 20 January 2010.
Enang worked toward abolition of the onshore/offshore dichotomy, ensuring that his state of Akwa Ibom became the highest earner of oil revenue in the country. As the federal representative for Itu/Ibiono, Enang was appointed Chairman of the House Committee on Business and Rules.
Running in April 2011 for the Senate seat of Uyo (North east) Akwa Ibom on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Enang won with 160,942 votes. The runner up was Nsima Edem Umoh of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with 121,965 votes.
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