ANENIH, Late Chief (Dr.) Anthony Akhakon

Born August 4, 1933
in

Uzenema-Arue in Uromi, Esan North-East LGA, Edo State.

Chief

ANENIH,

Anthony

Akhakon
Chief Tony Anenih, popularly know as “Mr. Fix It” by political associates, was a former Minister of Works and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He died on October 28, 2018 at Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Josephine Anenih , Late Dame Patricia Anenih (died 2017)
State of Origin: Edo State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Profession Retired police officer , Businessman , Politician
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

– Distinguished career in Nigerian Police Force; Retired as Police Commissioner, 1976;

– President, Benin Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture 1978-84; Elected Life presd. 1990;

– Director, Yar’Adua National Campaign 1992;

– Member, National Constitutional Conference 1995;

– Federal Minister of Works and Housing, 1999-2003;

– Member, Presidential Policy Advisory Committee 1999;

– Deputy National Coordinator, Obasanjo/Atiku Campaign for re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, 2003; (also in charge of South-South Zone);

– Chairman, Nigerian Ports Authority, 2009;

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Government School, Uromi; Nigeria Police College, Ikeja; Hendon and Scotland Yard Training School, UK, 1963; Bramhill Police College, Basingstoke, Hampshire UK; International Police Academy, Washington D.C, USA, 1970-71; Administrative Staff College,Topo, Badagry, 1975.
Tertiary
Yes

POLITICAL PARTIES AND POSITIONS HELD WITH DATES:

– Chairman, National Party of Nigria (NPN), Bendel State, 1981-83;
– National Chairman, Social Democratic Party (SDP), 1992-93;
– Board of Trustees, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 2004.

TRADITIONAL TITLES:

lyasele of Esanland; Enogie of Uromi;

AWARDS AND HONOURS:

– Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR)

PUBLICATION:

BOOKS:
“My Life and Nigerian Politics”

HONOURARY DEGREES:

– Doctor of Law Degree, University of Benin, 2003;
– Honorary Doctorate Degree of Agriculture, by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 2006.

HOBBIES:
jogging, reading, music and philanthropy.

Died
October 28, 2018
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