Akpan is the Director, Legal Drafting. He had his LLB from the University of Uyo in 1994 and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1995. He started his legal practice in the law firm of A.O Akanle (SAN) & Co before joining the Ministry of Justice in 2000 as a Legal Officer. He has many publications to his credit including “COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA: PROSPECTS FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CIVIL LIABILITIES AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL ENVIROMENTAL LAW: A GENERAL APPRAISAL’’. He is the Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ekiti State.