OBASI, Ogonnaya Dorothy




Date of Birth: Monday (Nkwo) 18'" February, 1957 State of Origin: Ebonyi Local Government Area: Alikpo Hon (Mrs) Ogonnaya Dorothy Obasi is professionally trained as a nurse and has been in this caring profession for a long time. Her broad concept of humanity convinced her that -nursing' or 'caring' is not limited to people's physical body but the -whole' personality of the individual. So she left •bedside' nursing and moved into the field of politics to extend the caring profession to human social, political, economic and other needs as a carer. She is now trying to give a fuller caring treatment lo all the ills of the society as she joins the team that make the laws of the Land. Education/ Professional Training • Egbebu Central School Ekoli Edda 1970 • Girls High School Aba 1976 • School of Health Technology Aba 1980 • School of Nursing Umuahia 1988 • School of Public Health Nursing 1992 • School ol"Community Health Officer 1992 Professional Qualifications Include • RCM. RN. PI-IN. and CHO. Employment History Ministry of Health Imo State ( posted to Ikwuano Umuahia Local Government) 1980 1991 • Ikwuano Local Government. Abia Stale 1992-1995 Afikpo North Local Government Ebonyi State 1999 2001 Afikpo Local Government 2001 2003 Ebonyi State House of Assembly (Hon. Member) 2003 date Community Service and Efforts Besides her professional job as a Nursing Personnel in promoting Public Health. Hon Ogonnaya Dorothy has made enormous contributions in the following areas • Treasurer to Edda Women League • Member of Safe Motherhood Ladies Association - a group committed to the improvement of women, childbirth and home care • Member, Edda Women Association, - working for empowerment of women and improvement of their ego and self image • Deaconess of the Grace of God Church- helping widows . like herself to be creative and productive • Involved in job creation in the community and the entire state • Sank boreholes in all six wards of her constituency • Sponsored Christian Crusades and other Christian Activities and Programmes for the propagation of the Gospel for empowerment, freedom and good life to the people • Lolo to Nwoha of Edda Her Mission in Politics is to ensure that women are properly represented and her community gets the basic amenities. She is a powerful mobilizer of women for the progress of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Awards and Prizes • Distinguished Merit Award by Afikpo LG.A. Her Role Model is Mrs Margaret Ekpo of Calabar for her confidence, steadfastness and dedication. Her hobbies are farming and football. Advice to the Igbo Youths - "come out and join the government of the day, be good ambassador of the Igbo people,and harness your God-given talents ". To the Igbo Leaders, "come together under one umbrella and work together"
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