OHAZULIKE, Hyacinth Nwabueze




Date of Birth: Tuesday, (Nkwo) 24'" August 1948 State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Ihiala Village / Town: Umuosobe Uzoakwa Contact Address: Obi Ndigbo Lagos 102, Igwe Ohazulike Road, Old NNPC Pipleline New Oko Oba, Ifako ijaiye L.G.A. Lagos State. Contact Telephones: 234-1-4920549, 234-1-4925896 234-1-7757366,234-1-8033287363 There arefourkinds ofpeople inthis world Thosewhomake things happen Those who watch things happen Thosewho wonderwhyand how things happen Thosewhodonotknowthatanythinghappened. - MaryLayAsh. Eze Hyacinth Nwabueze Ohazulike belongs to the first category of people. He was born on Tuesay. (Nkwo) 24'" August. 1948 in Umuosobe Uzoakwa Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State to the late Chief Nwosu Ohazulike- a wealthy farmer and trader, and Lolo Udeji Nwosu. lie was crowned Eze Ndigbo . Ilako-ljaiyc Local Government Area in Lagos State. on 3rd October, 1998 and on 22'"' April 1999. he was crowned Eze Ndigbo in the entire Lagos State. He is the over all Eze Ndigbo in the entire Lagos State. Education • Mary de Queen Primary School. Ihiala • At 13 lost bis father in 1961 and formal education suspended. • Went into trading apprenticeship under Madam Okenwa and Chief Boniface Ohazulike • Completed successfully in 1966 and began small scale business trading. Continued extramural studies privately and in 1987 enrolled for G.C.E. O-Level. • Passed 7 papers at G.CE. O-Level in 1990 as an external candidate, a feat at the age of 42! • Enrolled at Ogun State University Mature Programme. Off Campus to study Shipping. Passed ONI) Shipping from Ogun State Universily Open Studies Unit. EZE Ohazulike as a Businessman. A very hard working man who believes in sincerity, integrity, honesty and determination and a pragmatic positivisl. He detests lies, cheating, laziness and double-dealing. • A big time farmer, an accomplished businessman and a creative and innovative industrialist whose other name is Mr Entrepreneur. • Chairman and CEO of Ohazulike Group of Companies which is made upo\' Ohazulike Modern Farms Lid- Palm Tree Plantations in Ihiala Anambra State. • Agricultural Farms at Omoiosho in Ondo State. Farms at Abule Keke Ogun Slate • VVsVi Varm at I h i a 1a • Ohazulike Trading Company, Tokas Natural and Pure Water Factory Lagos. Contributions to National Development • A great Employer of Labour and Creator of Jobs - has over 300 Nigerians under his employ. • A Great Peace Maker in the area of Inter and Inter-Ethnic Unification and Co-existence. • Community Resolution of Crisis and builder of Inter-Group Relationships: contributed in settling ethnic and other class or religious disputes in many parts of Lagos and the country e.g. 1999 Ethnic Clash in Ajeromi/lfelodun Local Government Area; 1999 Shagamu Ethnic Clash; Alaba International Market Crisis. Intervention over the Planned Demolition of Iddo Park. Intervention over the planned evacuation of Ajegunle Residents to a transit camp. Poverty Alleviation and Eradication Programmes on short-term and long term basis through rural development projects, job creation, industrial developments at rural and urban areas for self-help projects and self-reliant life style. • Award of Secondary and University Education scholarships yearly to students in 20 Local Government Areas of Lagos State and beyond Regular Sponsor of CENFET/UNICEF Project on War Against Boys School Drop out • Sponsors Mass Adult Education Programme to enable illiterate poor people enrols in evening programme courses for self improvement. • Established a Foundation with Fidelity Bank Pic for soft loans to indigent traders and micro-credit scheme. • Donated two giant Transformers to Ifako-ljaiye L.GA in Lagos State • Donates cash and material to some other projects like Police Community Relation Committee in Lagos State. Donated to the Victims of the 1999 Shagamu ethnic clash, victims of Ethnic clash in Ajeromi/lfelodun L.G.A.. • Donated to the Relief Fund for victims of Oshodi Market Destruction in 1999. • Relief Materials to Victims of Ajegunle Crisis. Oshodi Market Disaster victims. • Victims of the January 27. 2002 Bomb Blasts in Lagos Stale. Co-Launcher of Uli Rural Electrification Project 1991 • Mgborakuma Community Hall/Civic Fund Raising 2002 Eze Ohazulike as a Leader • An accomplished and visionary Leader who does it by example. I Ie is a Servant-Leader of humble heart to serve his people under him. • Capable Leadership Style established Traditional Governments by institutionalizing Eze Udoship at the Local Government Lev els who liaise with the BAALES. OBAS. and Local Government Chairmen and report to Eze Ohazulike and EZE NDI IGBO-IN- COUNCIL. This is a brilliant arrangement that will keep every part property in sight and every one in focus. • Recognized distribution of power and delegation of duty. • A good Team Player- ability to co-ordinate, co-operate and efficient Networking System of constitutional democracy. • Dispensation of justice to the people in open and clear way • Able to hold all parts of his domain in balance. Awards and Honours and Accolades Too many awards to mention here. He has spread wide his charity, love and benevolence and in return many communities and organisations have come to honour him with titles, awards, prizes, patronage, etc. • Recipient of Rotary Club Iju R.I. District 911 for rendering selfless services to humanity March 2000 • Merit Award from National Association of Imo State Students University of Nigeria Nsukka Enugu Campus • Award from Committee of Concerned Lagos Islanders for promoting Peaceful Co-existence in Lagos 2002 Certificate of Honour from Igbo Cultural Union 1998/ 1999 • Merit Award by PMAN Lagos Chapter May 2000 • Merit Award by NUJ Enugu Chapter 1966 • Grand Patron to many Cultural, Academic and Social Organisations including EKWE NDI IGBO, and Centre for NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING. (CENFET) under the auspices of United Nations Children Education Fund. ( UNICEF) • Made AKU RUO ULO by his own people at home. I Eze Ohazulike is an embodiment of dignity, honour and respect of a Leader who is imbued with tenacity of purpose, strength, wisdom, love for people. compassionate heart, vision and good network facilities. He is a motivator of people. He has demonstrated what a true leader of his people should look like and do. I le is a great achieve who resilience can be both captivating and encouraging. He is supremely a humble man who did not feel ashamed to return to write his G.C.E. O-Level Papers or register in the University with many children younger than his. He knows what he wants and how to go for it. IIe is a determined, ebullient and great motivator and achiever. He has the desire to use all his resources for the good of his people and dreams of a more United and Progressive Igbo Land. 1le is an Icon of success and Light that needs our prayers and appreciation for his goodness and magnanimity. Source Publication: The Igbo Icon
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