ANENIH, Barr Josephine Nwogo




Date of Birth: Tuesday (Afo) 6,h July, 1948 State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Awka South Village/Town: Umueze, Amawbia Contact Address: 24, Tony Anenih Avenue Benin City, Edo State Contact Telephone: 234-8033139506 Email Address: joanenihtfi Iyom Josephine Nwogo Anenih is a distinguished Women Leader, an accomplished administrator and learned lawyer, a tireless and fearless champion ofthe cause oftheoppressed, underprivileged, downtrodden and the marginalized in society. She was born in Umueze Amawbia in Awka South Local GovernmentArea, Anambra State on July 6"'. 1948. Education • Queens College Yaba Lagos WASC 1966 • University of lie (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife. BA Education 1975 • University of Benin. Benin City, LLB (Hons) 1989. • Nigerian Law School 1989 1990 • Called to the Nigerian Bar 1990 Membership of Professional Associations • Member. Nigeria Bar Association • Member, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) where she serves as the Stale Branch Chairman • Member. Nigeria Institute of Management. Political Career and Mission to the People • Deeply involved in the formation and co-ordination of organizations that are involved in the empowerment of women at the grassroots. • She is currently the National Women Leader. Peoples Democratic Party and Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs. • Her role and involvement in Politics has ensured and maintained sanity, uprightness, decorum and fair play. • Sheis outspoken and clean lady of integrity and hasbeen highly recognized in Christian circles as a faithful and honest lady • Sheis a committed Christian with big heart forcharity and philanthropic ministry which she heads in many places. Awards and Honours Mrs Josephine Nwogo Anenih is ahighly respected woman who carries herselfwith honour and prestige. Her carriage ofself, valued ofhonesty and respect made her live a clean life. She is therefore picked out to be honoured with the Respected Title oi'IYOM exclusively reserved for Ladies ofQuintessence and dignity. She is indeed a Respected Daughter (Ada Ndi Igbo) ofthe Igbo Nation. • Iyom Josephine Anenih has boldly and diplomatically demonstrated the role ofa typical Nationalist she is both in her place of Birth and In Marriage. She is born Igbo married to Edo man a very special act ofbravery and commitment by only those who believe in the Unity and Progress ofNigeria. Like the Biblical Queen Esther, Iyom Josephine Nwogo Anenih is married to an non-Igbo where she has used her goodwill. Igbo spirit ofOneness, spirit of industry, hard work, integrity, intelligence, respect for the sanctity and eternal values for families, earned respect from her matrimonial home. Her marriage to ChiefTony Anenih. aone time Federal Minister of Works and Housing and currently, Chairman Board of Trustees ofPeoples Democratic Party is not amarriage of convenience necessitated by political or war-time exigencies but by Igbo spirit ofLove, and sincerity. She is therefore respected in Edo State as adistinguished lady. • She is thus another Igbo Icon in Diaspora projecting the image ofher proud pedigree and ancestry. The marriage is blessed with brilliant and obedient children. She is challenged as an Igbo Icon to be reminded that her royal background and honourable ancestry is no longer what it used to be when she married and it is now being gradually andsystematically dragged to the mud'. Like Queen Esther in the Palace, God has placed her where she is at a lime like this to continue to be an Icon and work towards the restoration ofthe Dignity of Man and theend ofthe marginal ization of her people.
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Profession Women Leader , Legal practitioner , Politician
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