Ikom is a Local Government Area in Cross River, Nigeria. ikom has it's capital/headquarters in Ikom town. There are 11 wards in Ikom and they are: Abanyum, Yala-Nkum, Olulumo, Ofutop I, Ofutop II, Nta/Nselle, Nde, Abijinkpor, Ikom Urban, Akparabong and Nnam. The people of Ikom are majorly farmers. Ikom is a major producer of Banana and Plantain for the Nigerian market. The Ikom Town Beach is a tourist delight and any day, located about four kilometers from the Ikom local government headquarters. The dandy beach serves as a relaxation spot for fun-seekers.
Just like the then groundnut pyramid in Kano, there is a pyramid in Ikom local government area that has stoutly refused to diminish or disappear altogether that pyramid is the Cocoa pyramid Cocoa is the mainstay of the economy of Ikom Local Government Area, which ranks among the highest producers of quality cocoa in the country. In addition to the agricultural products, commonly found in the area are salt brine deposits at akparabong. These deposits are commercially viable for large scale exploitation. Baryte is also found in Ekukunela (Ofutop) in commercial quantity, unexploited.