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This study was on a survey of records management practices in state ministries in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The survey design was used for the study, with the questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. The population of the study was one hundred and six (106) records management staff of the ministries studied. Two research questions were posed for investigation. The study revealed that various records are created by the ministries which include records on general administration, accounts and finance, sports, health, laws, education and environments. The study also revealed that the ministries used such facilities as wooden shelves, metallic cabinets, steel shelves, filling cabinets for the storage of the records. The study recommended that if sufficient funds are provided for records management, all other problems can be taken care of. The study recommends that Akwa Ibom State Government should set up a records management empowerment Programme (RMIP) which ultimate goal should be to establish an Integrated and holistic records management programme.