1) ite of Birth: Wednesday (Eke) 30'" November, 1960 State of Origin: Imo Ltcal Government Area: Ikeduru \ llage/Town: Umuofor Amaimo Chief Dr. Vitalis Ajumbe Orikeze was born on 30November. 1960 in Benin City to the family ofAjumbe Ibe of Umuofor Amaimo Ikeduru Local G wernment Area. He is married with children. Schools Attended 11 finished his primary education at Umuofor Community School, Amaimo and attended the Obazu Community Secondary School before proceeding to Mvan Ikoku College of Education. Owerri where he studied music. He later went to London to train asaudio engineer and was awarded honorary di borate degree in Business Administration bytheCornerstone University ofthe State of Hawai USA. II mianitarian Services D Ajumbe isacommitted Rotarian. He has through this and other voluntary humanitarian organisations offered his services tothe people and the wider w rid. He is a member ofthe Governing Council of Alvan Ikoku College of Education. Owerri (1995); President General. Amaimo Improvement Union. Home and Abroad (2000 2004); Member Constitution Drafting Committee. Ikeduru Patriotic Union; Member Ozuruimo Planning Committee (2001): Imo State Arts Festival; President, Owerri Chamber ofCommerce. Industry. Mines and Agriculture: Chairman. Imo Beauty Contest (2001) Sports and Community Development II loves sports. He established a football club called Ajumbe Mature Football Club. Owerri and he is the Director ofthis young club. He was the C airman of Imo State Boxing Association (2002) and Chairman. Imo Stale Taekwando Association. He is the Representative. Police Communily Relations Committee, Imo State Command for Zone 6Calabar. 1994. Dr Ajumbe writes alot and he is the Entertainment Editor ofthe Statesman and Extra Newspaper 1989 and later he became the Publisher of Beaton Magazine in 1992. Services to the Nation He has also offered time to serve in political offices. He has contested and won several elective posts within and outside his community. He was the Chairmanship Candidate for the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) for Ikeduru Local Government during the 2004 Council Elections and currently, he is theANPPChairman. ImoState Chapter,an office he has held since2004. He has proven skill in Business Entrepreneurships. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Beaton Investments Limited Owerri with an international office in London, UK. This company has the best Africa's Underground State oftheArt Studio. Dr Ajumbe has offered encouragement and support to many organisations that work for development and progress. He is the patron of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Imo State; Nigerian Union of Journalists NTA Aba Chapter. Sports Writers Association of Nigeria. Imo State- Performing Musicians Employees Association PMAN National; East ofthe Niger Inter Club Tennis League( ENIC); Nigerian Society ofPrevention ofAccidents: Tokolaase Women Association Nigeria Police Imo State Command; National Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners; Theatre Arts Students Association, Imo State University Owerri: National Association ofGospel Artistes; Safari ( AICESS) Recreation Club: Obinwanne Social Club ofAmaimo; Music Students Association ofNigeria, University ofNigeria, Nsukka Branch; Ikeduru Students Association; Radio, Television and Theatre Workers Union (RATTAWU) East. Awards and Honours Dr Ajumbe is a Fellow ofthe Nigerian Institute ofSales Management (FISM) and the Institute ofCorporate Administration (ICA). He has won many awards for his community and social services. These include: Services of Excellence Award from the Radio, Television and Theatre Workers Union ( RATTAWU) • Development Merit Award, Nigerian Union of Fisherman and Sea Food Dealers ( NUFAS) • Merit Award for Outstanding Performance for Poverty Eradication (2002) • Merit Award for Educational Advancement and Community Development • Certificate of Honour. Alvan Ikoku Governing Council • Selfless Service And Development of Rural Areas Award • Certificate ofHonour as the highest Financial Sports Support to the Safari Club 2002 2003 • Outstanding Service Award. Owerri Recreation Club • Award of Meritorious Service, Sunshine Club of Nigeria • Celebrity Owerri Prisons Recreation Club • Leadership Award of Lions Club Major Community Development Projects He is also involved in many community development programmes and projects. He provided water boreholes in Amaimo: renovated eight (8) primary schoolsand a Health Centre inAmaimo; Installed street lights to two communities in Ikeduru; installed digital telephones at the Eze Palace in Inyishi: St John's Church Obodo Amaimo. St Matthew's Anglican Church Amawo-Atta,St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Okpuala Amakohia and St Columba's Catholic Church Amaimo. He also donated Palm Kernal Cracking Machines to Umualumaku Uzoagba. Eziama Ikeduru Women. Umuofor Amaimo and Okpuala Amakohia. He has supported many young people in their education through scholarship awards, built two room apartments for Indigent women in Umuofor- Amaimo and given out free motorcycles tojoblesssonsof Ikeduru who use them now for commercial taxi purposes. Healsodonated a full band set to the Music Department of Alvan Ikoku College of Education. Owerri. donated computers and printers to some churches in his community and to the Nigerian Union ofTeachers Ikeduru Chapter. He also built transformers base stations atAmaimo and Assisted Financially to make Alvan Ikoku a university in 1995. He isa clean businessman who has done all these with hard earned money and docs not in any way expect to be paid back by the beneficiaries.
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