OKONKWO, Samuel Maduka

B.Sc, M.A; politician, scientist, diplomat Born: November 15, 1952; Place: Awka, State of Origin: Anambra; married; No of Children: four EDUCATION: St' Peter's Primary School, Ogbete. Enugu, 1958-63; St Baths, Asata, Enugu 1963-64; Government Secondary School, Owerri, 1965-72; Government College, Umuahia, 1973-74; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1979-80 Howard University, Washington DC, 1984-86; CAREER: Auxiliary Teacher, Orjiako Girls Secondary School, Adazi-Ani, Anambra State, 1974-76; Third Sec Asia & Pacific Department, 1981-83; Second Sec, Nigerian Embassy, Washington DC, USA, 1983-86; Second Sec, First United Nations Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1987; First Sec/Personal Assistant to the Director-General regions, 1987-90; Counselor, First United Nations Department, 1991-92" Counselor, (IAEA Schedule), Nigeria Embassy, Vienna, Austria, 1997 Senior Counselor.Alternate to Resident Representative to IAEA, Nigerian Embassy Vienna, Austria, 1994-98; Minister Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Abuja, worked in American and Caribbean Affairs and Protocol Divisions 1998-01; Minister Counselor (Economic &Trade) Embassy of Nigeria Rome Italy, 2002-03; 2003-06; Asst Dir., First United Nations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Abuja, 2001-06; Deputy Dir., 2006-07; Dir, Intra& Inter Regional Affairs Division, since 2007; mm: Nigeria Delegation to International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference, September 1990" 1991 1992 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996; Nigeria Delegation to the tenth Session'of the' working Group I (Procurement) to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, September 2006; h: Letter of Commendations for his roles in the Official Visits of Nigerian Heads of State in 1990 and 2002, Nigeria Ambassadors to the United States and Italy, 1990 and 2002 respectively, hob: tennis, football, music reading; off: Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Maputo Street, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja
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