OGU, Geoffrey Chukwuemeka




Date of Birth: Saturday (Nkwo) 18"'June, 1960 State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Onuimo Village/Town: Okwu Dr. Geoffrey Chukwuemeka Ogu is highly competent, intelligent resourceful, dynamic educationist, who has so many qualifications in different fields but due to his love for sports, he began a quest to make a name in the round leather game as a Foundation player of the then all conquering Spartans Football club of Owerri. Born on June 18, 1960 in Okwe. Onuimo (Formerly in Okigwe ) Imo State. His Sports Career started from Okigwe National Secondary School and Alvan Ikoku College of Education where h captained the both teams. Dr. Ogu's activism and love for sports, as the bedrock for talent discovery earned him the nickname. "Mr. Grass roots". He has remained a consistent player in the sporting field, helping to nurture fresh talents. Dr. Geoffrey is industrious and totally committed towards school sports development in the state. He possesses appreciable positive attitude to work with speedy and quality service delivery. Education and Qualifications Obtained • State Primary School. Okigwe FSLC • Okigwe National Secondary School WASC • Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri NCE in Physical and Health Education • Universily of Nigeria, Nsukka BSC, Physical and Health Education • Imo State University. Okigwe. Master of Education Management and Planning. 1993 Work Experience and Public Posts • Secondary, Imo State School Sports Committee • Secondary, Imo Slate Committee on reactivation of School Sports • National General Secretary. Nigeria School Sports Federation 1998 till date • National Financial Secretary. Nigeria Association for Physical Health Education. Recreation. Sports and Dance (NAPHER-SD) • National Co-ordinator. President's Cup Academicals Football Championship for Secondary Schools in Nigeria • National Co-ordinator. Shell Cup for All Nigerian Secondary Schools Football Championship. • National Co-ordinator, Nestle-Milo National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls. • Secretary and Co-ordinator, National Secondary Schools Games (Heart Land 2004) • Head of Delegation. Nigerian Contingent to the African Youth Volley Ball Championship in Kenya • Team Leader. Nigeria Contingents to the International Schools Athletic Competition in Malaga. Spain • Team Leader. Nigeria Contingent to Manchester Lombro International Youth Development Football Festival in England • Co-ordinator, Nigeria/Ghana Shell/Valco Secondary Schools • Director. Department of School Sports in the Ministry of Education by Appointment, April 2005 • Chairman. Imo State Amateur Athletics Committee Membership of Government Association and Committee • Board Member. National Sports Association (Taekwondo) • Member. Nigeria Football Association (Youth Development Committee) • Member. National Table Tennis Association • Member. Imo State Organizing Committee on the 2006 National Sports Festival (Gateway 2006) Contribution to the State/National Development Led the State to a very impressive outing at the third edition of National Primary School Games (NSSF) "Oyin 2005 Kiddies Olympics". The State Contingent carted home nine gold, eleven silver and three bronze medals Awards and Honours Honoured by Governor Achike Udenwa the Imo State Governor with an enviable promotion in the State Ministry of Youths and Sports for leading the State at the third edition of NSSF National Primary School Games which the State emerged the winner. Dr. Geoffrey Chukwuemeka Ogu has set himself as a standard in school sports development, not only in Imo Slate but in the Country generally. "Ndi Igbo is proud to have him as a son. Source Publication: The Igbo Icon
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