Ebitu was born in October 26, 1940. He attended Church of Scotland Mission, Abriba 1946-1952, Duke Town School, Calabar, 1953, Enuda High School, Abriba, 1954-1958. Adventist High School, Ihie 1960 and got enlisted into the Nigeria Military Training College, Kaduna, 1960-1961, Britannica Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England, 1961-1964, HMS Dryard Naval Tactical School, 1975, United States Naval War College, 1980-1981
Ebitu Ukiwe was commissioned into the Nigeria Navy as Sub-Lieutenant 1963, promoted Lieutenant 1965, Commanding Officer NNS Calabar 1965-1966; Commanding Officer NNS Benin and Kaduna 1966-1967, Commanding Officer NNS Kaduna 1967; promoted Lieutenant Commander, 1971, Training Officer, NNS, Quorra 1972, Executive Officer, NNS Beecroft, 1972-1973;
Commander Naval drafting, NN 1973-1975, Commanding Officer, NNS Otobo, 1975-1976, appointed member of the then Supreme Military Council, 1974-1975 and Armed Forces Ruling Council, 1984-1986 the highest decision making during the Military rule.
He was appointed Military Governor of Niger State 1977-1978 and Military Administrator Lagos State 1977-1978. He was a distinguished naval Officer and served in different naval formations with exceptional records. He was appointed Chief of General Staff on August 1985 to October 1986 and retired in December 1986.
He married to Aminat Ahmed Talib and has five children.
Source: Lagos State Government Site