OHAEGBULAM, Alex Onyegbula




Date of Birth: Sunday (Afo) 9'" July, 1933 State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Owerri North Village/Town: Umuawuka Emii Alex Onyegbula Ohashiegbula PhD has made a lot of contributions in academic, social, business and political as well as religious life of ihe country. He is a practical Christian who has integrated the faith with ihe existential and contextual needs of the society around. He is a respected Knight of St. Mulumba and at the same time a traditional Chiefand member of the highly revered Royal Cabinet of the Eze Emii Autonomous Community in Imo State He was born on 9* July 1933 in Umuawuka Emii in Owerri North Local Government Area. Education • Bishop Shanahan Teachers College ( BSTC) Orlu. T.C II 1952 • Teacher's Grade I Cert London G.C.E. A-Level Geography. History and British Constitution 1956 University of Nigeria Nsukka B.Sc (Hons.) Econ 1963 • Canadian Certificate for Trade Unionists 1964 • Kent Stale University Ohio. USA M.Ed . Ph D 1978 Job Experience • Pupil Teacher 1947 1948 • Primary School Teacher 1957 • Secondary School Teacher for Boys and Girls 1958 1960 Vice Principal. Secondary Technical School 1964 1965 Principal Teacher Training Technical. Comprehensive and Secondary Schools 1966 1975 • Administrative Officer, Ministry of Economic Planning 1961 Graduate Assistant Kent State University 1977 • Served with OHAS Nig. Ltd. a Federal and Stale Registered Company engaged in Building. Road and Electrical Construction Business and also in Farming. Meat. Fish and Oil Palm Industries • Currently, the Chief Executive & Managing Director, of OHAS Nig. Ltd with over 100 staffstrength. Membership of Professional Bodies • Member. Governing Council of The College of Agriculture Umuagwo • Chairman. Nigerian Union of Teachers. East Central State President, African Students Association. Kent State University Ohio USA • Chairman, Board of Governors . Emii Community Technical Secondary School 1981 1988 • Member and Publicity Secretary, Eze's Cabinet in Emii Autonomous Community • President General. Emii Town Union. • Chairman. Owerri Cultural Group. Political Services to the Nation Publicity Secretary and Executive Member. National Party of Nigeria ( NPN) • Director of Field Operations of NPN • Chairman of NPN Owerri Zone for 8 years Vice Chairman. National Centre Party of Nigeria ( NCPN) Imo State • Owerri North L.G.A Party Leader Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) Party Candidate for Parliament for Owerri North Zone of NPN 1979, 1983 respectively. • Served as Chairman of many Peace Committee of the PDP and NPN. Community Help and Contributions Chief Sir Ohashiegbula has committed all his life to the service of the community either as a teacher, community leader, church leader, village philanthropist. local spokesman of the oppressed, champion of the elite clubs, social activist. Trade Union Leader, etc. He served and Still serves the people selflessly. • Founder of Emii Community Technical Secondary School 1976 • He built a classroom block and provided rural electricity to Umuawuka village of Emii • Chairman Catholic Historical Association ofOwerri Archdiocese • Chairman Pastoral ( Bishop's) Council of the Archdiocese overseeing over seventy parishes and helping in administrative and Policy Direction and formulation for over nine years. Awards and Honours Knighted by the Catholic Church -Knight of St Mulumba (KSM) • Nze by Eze Emii ( 1982) • Chieftaincy Title of Igwekala 1984 Publications • Curriculum Contributions , Macdonald 1978 • AkiHoche Emii 1972 • African Folk tales 2003 • Touching Poems 2002 • History ofEmii 1997 • ThePlace of Umuawukain Political Evolution ofOwerri • SchoolSupervision for Young Teachers 2002 • Real Presence in the Eucharist 2005 History ofOratta 2001 • Curriculum and Institution , 1978 • Personnel Development in higherEducation 1976 Role Models are Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe. Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Saduana of Sokoto for their dogged determination to save Nigeria from colonialism and to serve their people with vision. Advice lo the Igbo Youths and Igbo Leadership: "appreciate the foresight and heritageofthe forebears. Strive to excel them in the Nigerian Community. Have focussedand UnitedLeadership thaiwillprojecttheIgboracemobilise theIgboyouths ". • A respected Voice, he is stout defender of the Truth, the just and the oppressed He is an insightful researcher on Local culture and tries to find the common threads between, our culture and foreign culture • Best spoke educationist. he stresses on discipline, quality scholarship and ethical behaviour- the parameters of the good days He has written copiously on development of our local neglected food crops Ukvva. ugba. ede. beans, plantain, and plantain agriculture and saving our local livestock for self-sufficiency among Igbos to stem the village ebb A call on the Igbo in Diaspora to (a) save their language through use in speech and writing (b) investing in Igbo land (c) Igbo government to avoid acrimony, accommodate and encourage investors, eschew corruption and enthrone meritocracy" Source Publication: The Igbo Icon
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