OKPARA, Adanma

Date of Birth: Sunday (Afo) 22'"' June, 1924 State of Origin: Abia Local Government Area: Umuahia North Village/Town: Umuegwu Okpuala Afugiri Contact Address P.O. Box 270 Umuahia Chief (Mrs) Adanma Okpara is a distinguished Women Leader. Teacher and Farmer. Born on 22d June 1924. at Ntalakwu Oboro in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, she vvas trained as a teacher and lived like one before she got married to one of the greatest leaders the Igbo nayNigeria has ever found in the 1950s and 1960s. Education • Central School Ndoro. Ikwuano Oboro • Mary Flanney Memorial School Oron • Women Training College. Umuahia • Westhill Teachers College. Selly Oak Birmingham UK Employment and Job Experience • Tutor Girl's School Ovim 1942 1943 • Tutor. Women Training College Umuahia. 1944 1947 • Tutor. Elementary Teachers'College Oron 1948 1949 • Director, Mitchelson Nigeria Ltd- a maize milling Industry whose foundation was laid by Late Dr. M.I. Okpara in Umuegwu Okpuala Patron, Girls' Guide Abia State and Girls' Brigade Umuahia and Ohuhu Districts • Patron, Women's Fellowship . Methodist Church of Nigeria Awards and Honours She has in recent years received several Awards and Honours from Mission Organisations and Voluntary Agencies. • Knight of John Wesley (KJW) • Abia Women Of Substance Award • Conferred with Chieftaincy Titles of Eze Nvvanyi and Ochi Ora She is known as a disciplined, humble and hardworking Lady who is an Icon by her own virtues not because she married the late Premier of the then Eastern Nigeria. She never arrogated any title or power lo herself nor saw her self as the wife of the Premier of the former Region of what is now about nine states of the Federation. She is a role model for all women whether in government or not. She is a Lady who deserves the Respect of all as a Virtuous Mother and wife a Leader by Example and a woman of quintessence who never enriched herself through the weakness of other poverty striken rural women. She is a civilized woman of all times. She got married to Late Dr Michael Okpara and they are blessed with children.
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