ALUZIWE. Honest Obinna D.




Obinna D.
1'ate of Birth: Monday (Afo) 30'" September, 1940 Mate of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Isiala Mbano Village/Town: Ezihe xforemost educationist with proven record ofacademic and administrative excellence. Honest is truly an unassuming sincere and honest man. He /as born on 30"' September. 1940 in Ezihe Mbano to the Late Eze Aluziwe Chukwukere. who was the Paramount Head ofthe town and for several I mesthe chair of Council of Warrant Chiefs in the old Umuduru District Court ofthe colonial days. Employment History/I>ducational Career Ilonesl spent greater part of his time teaching in both secondary and tertiary institutions where he made impression on the minds of young people ho had opportunity to pass through him. He taught at the Community Grammar School Ibeme from 1961 63 and moved to the popular National Ugh School Arondizuogu from 1964 1965 before proceeding to Ibo National Grammar School Kafanchan. The outbreak ofthe Nigerian-Biafra War rought him home to the"East and he continued teaching at St. Catherine's Girls' Secondary School Nkwerre. Imo State till 1971 before proceeding for Higher Studies atthe University ofNigeria, Enugu Campus. Itwas in 1974 that he joined the academic staff ofthe Kaduna Polytechnic as aSenior Lecturer inthe School of Business Studies and Management. Mr H.O.D. as fondly called byhis admirers, holds the Masters in Business Education oftheAhmadu Bello University Zaria, B.Sc ( Hons.) degree in Business Education from the University ofNigeria, Nsukka. He was before then a young school teacher atthe secondary school after obtaining his Nigerian Teachers Grade II Certificate from Bishop Lasbery College, Irette, Owerri. Imo State. Hehada brilliant careerat the famous StAugustine's Grammar School Nkwerre where he did his secondary education. Academic Responsibilities Mr H.O.Dheld several executive positions within and outside his professional call. As a student in 1971,he was the presidentofthe Business Education StudentsAssociation He was a House Prefect in 1960at BLC Irette and Secretary, Music Club, Scout Master and Red Cross Instructor from 1959 1965 Heserved in the several academic boards ofthe Polytechnic Kaduna andat the National Board of Polytechnic Education at different times From 1982 1999,he was the Sectional Co-ordinator (equivalent to Dean of Faculty) of Industrial StudiesSectionin the Institution Histransparent honesty, just as hisname stands formakes himstand outinthecrowd asan impartial judge,trustworthy treasurer, andguardian ofpublic funds and treasury He was appointed Examination Malpractices InvestigationCommitteefrom 1989 1991 He was the Pre-National Diploma Examination Officer and chaired the committee for some time from 1994 1999 Chief Examination Officer from 1997 2001. He was a member ofthe Kaduna Polytechnic Pictorial History Committee from 1990 1996 He also served as a member ofthe Academic Board of Polytechnics from 1995 1996 He also served as an elected member ofthe Academic Board of Polytechnics, Kaduna from 1999 2001 and Chairman of Higher National Diploma Audio Visual Programme Development Committee in 1999. Contributions to Community and State Developments His national service was not confined to the classroom. He distinguished himself in selfless service to the community. • As a distinguished patriot, he was the Chairman ofFinance Committee, ImoAirport Appeal Fund from 1990 1992. In this position, he travelled to many parts ofthe country to help in national campaign for Fund Raising to see the development and establishment of that airport, which still stands as a lasting monument in Imo State Treasurer, Imo State Indigenes Welfare Association 1992 1994 Chairman Ezihe Town Union, Kaduna Branch, 1985 1987 Chairman Osuh Progressive Union, Kaduna Branch 1976 - 1986 Chairman Mbano Development Association, Kaduna Branch, 1977 1978 At presenthe is the patron to these CommunityAssociations that upholdvirtuesand integrityofthe people at the grassroots He is an affiliate member ofthe International Committee ofthe Red Cross and member of Kaduna StateCouncil Chapter of Nigeria Red Cross/ Crescent Society • Currently, H.O.Dis the Patronof OkigweSenatorial ZoneAssociation and IgboCommunity Welfare Association Kaduna He isa man who isdown to earth interms ofNation Building and he believes that the foundation must bestrong before we build up any community superstructure Administrative and Pastoral Services Ministry Honest ishonest and this foundation islaid inhis family noble birth. He isaChristian who believes in practising what we believe and preach. Heis deeplyinvolved in the administrative and pastoral ministry ofthe Church and servesas: • Lay Reader in Kaduna Archdeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of Kaduna • Member, Parish Council, St. Christopher's Church Kaduna 1995 date • Member, Kaduna North District Church Council 1995 date • Chairman,Guild of Stewards, St Christopher's Church Kaduna 1989 date • Synod Delegate of KadunaAnglican Diocese. Awards and Honours • Hewasawarded the 1972 University of Nigeria Foundation Fellowship. Philanthropic Roles It is important to note this man of honestyand humble life. • Hehas sponsored many children intheprimary, post primary and secondary schools • Some ofthebeneficiaries ofhis generous sponsorship are top university dons and church prelates • Hebelieves in doinggoodthingsto all and showing loveto all. His role model is his biological father, His Royal Highness,Eze Aluziwe Chukwukere ofblessed memory who taught him to live atransparently honest lifeat all timesand to help everyone in need. Mr H.O.D. advises the youths to "learn to be patient in service and value integrity over material acquisition and worldliness ". He encourages those in leadership position to "remember that United we stand and Divided wefall- the needfor Unity among Igbo Leaders will bring in progress and development to the Igbo nation ". He wants all to live inpeace and fear God in all things and at all times. He is happily married to his wife Mrs S.C. Aluziwe and they are blessed with five children. His wife is also a Lecturer in the Department ofFood Technology at theCollege of Science andTechnology, Kaduna Polytechnic.
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