NZERIBE, Chief Senator Francis Arthur

Date of Birth: State of Origin: Local Government Area: Contact Address: Contact Telephone: Wednesday (Nkwo) 2"" February, 1938 Imo Oguta Arthur Nzeribe Educational Foundation 189/190, Ikenegbu Layout Owerri Imo State 234-83-420602, 234-83-441928 Senator Arthur Francis Nzeribe is perhaps one of the longest serving Senator now in Nigerian Democratic System. He served briefly in the 2'"1 part of the 2'"1 Republic before it was toppled by the military coup of 1983. Senator Nzeribe came back to the Senate in 1999 earlier before 1999; he also served as a Senatorduring IBB short-lived Civilian Regime and in 1998 won another seat on the platform DPN. but was not inaugurated and has served consistently since then. His wealth of experience in international business, diplomacy and length of service in Nigeria elected democratic system puts him ai a very big advantage over his peers. Senator Nzeribe is a maverick and fast-thinking machine who is bold and fearless. I Ie does not mind if he stands alone on any issue. He is seen by some as a controversial figure, other see him as a resolute and focused individual whose analytical mind does not do with sentiments. Arthur is a shrewd business man. a goal oriented personality and one who has no permanent friend, no permanent enemy but permanent interest. Arthur is one of the most highly intelligent men Africa has produced. He is feared by his enemies, admired by a few, loved by none, but respected by all. He makes his views open no matter whose ox is gored. He has done much to nurture and protect Democracy than any one can imagine. He is a writer, a businessman and industrialist, and of late a dogged politician. But above all, Arthur is a statesman who has not betrayed his country not sold off the Igbo for a personal gain. He is a man of vision who believes in the rule of law and stable polity without violence. Education • Holy Ghost College, Owerri, Imo State • Portsmouth College of Technology, England UK • Chesterfield College of Technology, England UK • Manchester University, England, B.Sc Engineering. Arthur and Public Debate • Believes in general debate of issues at the Parliament, a strategy he views gives representatives the privilege to iron out things in the proper manner and bring out positive and favourable result beneficial to the ordinary citizens. • His doggedness in the fight for democracy and Human Rights started as far back as early 1980s when he joined the defunct NPP, Social Democratic Party (SDP) 1991 1992 Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) 1996 1998. All Nigeria Peoples Party ANPP, 1998 2001 and currently PDP 2001 date Publications • He is a prolific writer, a columnist and a publisher, prominent among his works are: • AnotherHope Betrayed London 1984 • Nigeria: The TurningPoint, Acharter ofStability, 1986. • Nigeria I Believe 1988 Arthur as a Businessman and an Industrialist • An accomplished businessman and industrialist. • Rated one of the richest Africans in the world • A limitless philanthropist • Founder and Chief Executive Officer Fanz Organisations London • Executive Director, Traveller Bank Ltd ( Merchant Bankers) Guernsey Channel Islands UK • Director, Haven Nigeria Computer Company Ltd Lagos • Director, Unity Life and Fire Insurance Co Lagos • Sentinel Development and Investment Co. Ltd • Director, Lion Investments Ltd Lagos • Director, Unilife Development Company Lagos • Chairman, Arthur Nzeribe Educational Foundation 1988 Community Development • One of the most philanthropic men who have helped education. • His Foundation supported a lot of underprivileged people. • Employment and job creator. Has many people under his employment Awards and Honours Too many chieftaincy titles but most cherished are • Damanze Ogbuagu • Oshiji ofOguta • OyimbaofOguta Senator Arthur Nzeribe is one that has consistently believed in Democracy. He is married with four children and has love for jazz music. He is one who has done more for this country and the Igbo than can be properly understood.
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