NGONADI Johnny Okey

Date of Birth: Thursday (Afo) 2"" February, 1950 State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Ideato North Village/Town: Urualla Contact Address: 120, Lewis Street Lagos, P.O.Box 53205, Falomo Ikoyi Lagos Contact Telephone: 234-1-8938903, 234-8033224271 Sir Johnny Okey Ngonadi is an architect by profession and the President of Matrix Consult- a firm of Architects. Planners. Engineers, Interior and Landscape Designers. Heis also the Executive ChairmanofJohnny Arch Creative Holdings Ltd. Education UniversityofNigeria Enugu Campus B.Arch 1977 Professional Experience Taught Arts and Design atGovernment Girls Secondary School, Port Harcourt. during Long vacations. Industrial Designer, Ekvvem Engineering WorksAba, Abia State 1972 • Member. Ekwueme Associates Team, supervising theconstruction ol" Enugu Airport 1995 At Ibru Vaughan Richards & Associates, did the preliminary design for cultural centre, science block. University of Benin (1977) • NYSC at Umuyiora & Associates Jos . Plateau State (1978) • At Intellect Associates . participated in designing and Supervision ol" Federal Capital Development Authority Filed Base. Abuja 1978 1981 • Started Matrix Consult with a friendly colleague and was voted President of Matrix Consult 1982 date • As President of Matrix Consult, since 1982 and also in 1990 as Executive Chairman of JOHNNY ARCH CREATIVE HOLDINGS LTD. he has executed many projects worth millions of Naira each. Awards and Honours • Nigerian's Institute of Architecture' Prize for the Best Graduating student Design Award. University ofNigeria . Dept of Architecture 1977 • The Osuohia ofAmanato Urualla • The Ekwueme 1 of Oru Ahiara Mbaise • Dike Di- Oha Nma ofIkwuato Obowo LGA Membership of Professional Associations • Member of Ikoyi Club's Tenders Sub committee • Member. Ikoyi Club's Tennis Section Facilities subcommittee Chairman ol" Planning Committeeof Imo Day Committee Lagos forCultural Propagation 1986 1993 • The Vanguard oflmo Airport Self-Development • Member Imo State University Appeal Fund Committee 1989 1991 • Executive Member. Urualla Progressive Union Lagos Branch 1991 1993 • Director .Integrated Security Surveillance Ltd 1992 • Torch Publishing Co. Ltd 2000 • Vice President, Real Estate Developers Association ofNigeria 2002- 2003 HonCommissioner for Land Survey and Urban Planning . Imo State 1994 1996 • Member Federal Government Delegation that participated in the 2nd Habitat International Conference in Istanbul Turkey, under United Nations Organisation. • Arch Ngonadi is a Christian anda Catholic to thecore, a Knight of Si Mulumba, Eko Sub Council Hobbies reading, movies, playing football and table tennis, swimming, and travelling. He has travelled to many African countries. Europe and USA. During these tours, hestudied the people and theenvironment and Architecture ofOilResearch Institute inthe USA. His advice to the Youths - "realise that sound education is scholarship to success in life. Education is the root of anything you want to be in life. Education catapults you to highest level in a short span. Education entails hard work, dedication and discipline- no cheating, no short cut. Youth thould realise that the future ofthe country is in their hands and should not sell it selfishly through bribery and corruption but should use their rights as citizens ofNdi-lgbo to vote the right Leaders thai will serve selfless/y lo develop the economy". To the Igbo Leaders, he says, "realise thai posterity will fudge you. As you lead, aim al Long Term glory which is everlasting and immortal while shorl term glory fanned by sycophants and hypocrites is deceitful and very bad". Arch Johnny Okey Ngonadi is married and has a family.
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