Prof (Dr) Nse Udo Essien, is the Commissioner for Education.

An indigene of Nyara-Eyin-Ntong-Uno in Amayam clan of Ikot Ekpene LGA, Essien attended the famous Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar in Cross River State for his WASC. He proceeded to University of Calabar, Cross River State, where he obtained B.Sc (Hons) in Geology.  He later enrolled in the University of Ibadan, where he bagged M.Sc in Geology with specialization in Petroleum Geology/Sedimentology.  Essien thereafter went to the University of Calabar, Cross River State, for a Ph.D in Sedimentology.

Dr. Essien was the Commissioner for Science and Technology from (2016-2019)

An associate Professor, Dr. Nse Udo Essien had one time served as the Head of Department of Geology, University of Calabar (2012 – 2014).

A devout Christian, Dr. Udo, is married with children.