OBI. Sir (Dr) Chukwumela Nnam




Date of Birth: Friday (Nkwo) 20'" November, 1942 State of Origin: Rivers Local Government Area: Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Village/Town: Umueze-Ogba, Umuebe Ogba, Omoku His Eminence, Oba Chukwuemela Nnam Obi II. was born on November 20"' 1942 into the Royal Family of Umueze Ogba. Umu Okoya Umuebe kindred of Ogba. I lis father Obuoha Obi was a Crown Prince of Ogbaland and his Grand Father reigned as Obi Chukwuma. Nnam Obi's birth was heralded by the end of the great flood (miniji) and an Oracle predicted that he would one day be the Oba of Ogbaland. Despite his Royal background. Oba Chukw umela's early life was one of perseverance and triumph of vicissitudes of life. He had a rather poor and humble beginning and background. Things were extremely austere and difficult for him. Education Methodist School Sabongari Kano First School Leaving Certificate FSLC Distinction 1959 Sancta Maria High School Omoku-WASC 1966. He was the Senior Prefect but just managed to pay his school fees there. Job Experience • Staff of an Oil Servicing Company and the Slate Civil Service between 1967 and 1970 • Crowned the Oba of Ogbaland. Positions in Public Affairs One of the most amiable, blunt and fearless traditional rulers in present day Nigeria. Flis Leadership qualities have earned him respect and dignity and many important positions which require such character traits. For instance he is Chairman of Rivers Slate Traditional Rulers and Chiefs 1972 1979 I* Member. International Committee on Chieftaincy and Royalty for FESTAC (Nigerian Representative) 1974 1977. • First Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council. Federal University of Technology Owerri. 1980 1984 Chancellor. Federal University of Technology Akure 1992 1996 • Chairman. Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers 1994 1996 • National President. Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria (TROMPCON) 1994 date Member. Vision 2010 Committee 1996 • Member. National Council of Nigerian Vision. Honours • Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) Knight of the Grand Commander of the Mystical Order of St Peter (KTGC) • Hon Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) from the City University of Los Angeles California USA • 1Ion Doctor of Technology (D. Tech) from the Federal University of Technology Owerri Hon Doctor of Science ( D.Sc) Federal University of Technology . Akure • Justice of Peace ( JP) • Fellow. Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku. Obi Nnam Chukwumela is married with four queens and has more than 35 children. President Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Council ofChiefs, since 1973; mem, International Committee ofChieftaincy and Royalty for FESTAC (Nigeria Representative), 1974-77; Patron and Grand Patron ofover fifty associations, clubs and organizationsacross Nigeria, since 1975; ch.AlgaCouncil ofTraditional Rulers, 1976-88; mem, Rivers StateCouncil ofTraditional Rulers, since 1980; First Pro-Chancellor and ch., oftheGoverning Council, Federal University ofTechnology, Owerri, Imo State 1980-84; ch/CE, Cunim Nig: Ltd., since 1985; Founding mem, Conference ofTraditional RulersofEastern States inNigeria, since 1985;ch., Onelga Police/Community Relations Committee, Omoku, 1988-95; Chancellor, Federal University ofTechnology, Akure,Ondo State, 1992-01; ch., Rivers State Council ofTraditional Rulers, 1994-%; National President Traditional Rulers ofOil Mineral Producing Communities ofNigeria, 1994- 2000; mem, NigeriaVision 2010,1996-97; mem, National Council ofNigeria Vision, 1997-98; President Rivers State ScoutCouncil, Port Harcourt, 2002; Elder Statesman, National Political Reform Conference, Abuja; 2005; f: Institute ofBusiness Managers and AdministratorsofNigeria, 1994; National AssociationofTechnicalTeachers, Omoku, 196; Nigeria InstftuteofJournalism, Enugu, 2003; award: Community Leadership Merit Award ofExcellenceby the West African MeritAward Council, 2001; Opal-Magi Sanctum Award in Governance andCommunityService, 2002;Selfless andDedicated Services to Humanity, 2002; nh:Officer of theOrder of theNiger, OON, 1981; h: Doctor of Utters(D.Litt) byCityUniversity of Los Angeles, California, USA, 1992; Doctor ofTechnology, (D.TECH), Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 1994; DoctorofScience (D.Sc), Federal Universityof Technology, Akure, Ondo State, 1994; Justice ofPeace (JP), 1995; Knight Grand Commander oftheMystical Order of St. Peter, 1982; tt:Oba (Eze- Ogba)ofOgbaland; hob: reading, fishing, farming, music; off:Oba's Palace Road, P.O.Box 22,Omoku, Ogbaland, Rivers State; tel:084-234070; e-m: [email protected].
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