OBODO, Dr. Godfrey Ahaoma-Alozie




Date of Birth: Saturday (Nkwo) 5'" August, 1944 State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Oguta Village/Town: Obudi Agwa Dr GodfrevAhaoma-Alozic Obodo is an Associate Professor of Analytical/ Environmental Chemistry and a seasoned University teacher in the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry. Imo State University Owerri. He is from Obudi. Agwa in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State. He was born on August 5th. 1944. Education • Holy Ghost College Owerri Division I. WASC 1963 Federal School of Science Onikan Lagos GCE A-Lcvel 1966 University of Nigeria. Nsukka B.Sc(Hons.) Chemistry 1975 • Ahmadu Bello University Zaria ( ABU) M.Sc Analytical Chemistry 1982 University of Nigeria Nsukka PhD 1994 Analytical/Environmental Chemistry Job Experience • Technical Assistant to the Federal Institute of Industrial Research ( FUR) Oshodi Lagos 1964 1966 • Laboratory Technician . National Laboratory. Ministry of Trade and Industry. Enugu 1967 1970 Laboratory Technician. Projects Development Agency (PROI)A) Enugu 1970 1972 In charge of clerical duties on study leave. Ministry of Trade and Industry Enugu. 1972 1975 • NYSC as Tutor to Ministry of Education Ilorin 1975 1976 Ministry of Trade and Industry, Owerri 1976 1983 as Senior Produce Officer and Chemist in-charge of the Laboratory. • Asst/ Lecturer Imo State Universily at Etiti Campus 1983- 1991 • Senior Lecturer, then Abia State University 1991 1995 • Associate Professor. Imo State University Owerri Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies • Member. Chemical Society of Nigeria • Member. Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria • Member. Biotechnology Society of Nigeria • Member. Environmental Society of Nigeria • Member. Food and Drugs Analyst. National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration. Federal Ministry of Health Abuja. Positions and Responsibilities in the University System Unit Head. Chemistry/ Industrial Chemistry . Abia State University ( ABSU) Uturu 1991 1995 Imo State University Owerri. Unit Head Head. Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry 1995 2000 • Adjunct Lecturer (ABSU) Uturu 1995 1996 • Guest Lecturer ( undergraduate) Federal University of Agriculture Umudike (1996 date) • External Posl-Graduale Supervisor. Federal University of Agriculture Umudike 1997 dale Sub-Editor. Physical Scientist. IMSU Owerri 1998 Imo/ Abia Chapter 2002 date Committed to many sensitive Committees in the University eg. Examination Malpractice Committee. Extortion Investigation Committee. • Chairman/Member Accreditation Committee as well as Chairman Examination Committee. Awards and Prizes Uratta County Council Scholarship Award 1959 1963 • Federal Government Scholar 1964 1966 • Federal Government Scholar 1973 1975 • Imo State Government Scholar 1980 1982 • Imo State University Scholar 1987 1990 • Post Doctoral Research Fellow 2000 2001 Involvement in Community Development • Chairman. Obudi Agwa Development Union 1995 1996 • Secretary. Fact Finding Committee. Ezeship Stool. Obudi Agwa Autonomous Community 1998 • Chairman. Harvest Committee. Christ The King Catholic Parish Agwa 1988 • Conferred the Chieftaincy title ODIRIOHANMA of AGWA 1996 • Made a Knight of St John ( KS.I) Int'l ol' the Catholic Church 1998 He is happily married with five children. He is a good defender of the Igbo course and insists on ensuring that Igbo youths and the Igbo Leadership stand to exhibit good example and play the leading role wherever they find themselves. Hence he says. "Youths should remain focused and not easily deceived and divided. Should curb love of money and embrace higher education and not just degree for 'meal ticket'. Should be industrious, self-reliant and obey their leaders ". To Igbo leaders he states: "The Leadership of the Igbo Nations should be more diplomatic, curb excessive love of money and care more for the common good of their brothers and sisters. Wealthy Igbo Leaders should invest their money in Igbo land to industrialize it and provide jobs for our youths ". Source Publication: The Igbo Icon
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