OKWO, Marie Theresa N

Date of Birth: State of Origin: Local Government Area: Udenu Contact Address: Contact Telephones: Friday (Nkwo) 30'" October 1936 Enugu 37, Isi Uzo Street, Independence Layout, Enugu 234-042-451775, 042-306072 234-8037252272,08052339859 A distinguished women Leader, an accomplished politician and a trained Teacher. Chief Mrs. Marie Theresa N. Okwo hails from Udenu in Enugu State. Born on 30* October, 1936. She is a core philanthropist who uses her resources in assisting the less privileged and the down trodden in the society. Schools Attended St. Williams Catholic School. Laiia St. Patrick's Catholic School, Udei • Our Lady's High School. Kaduna Sacred Heart Training College 1948 1941-1947 1949-1950 1951-1953 St. Agne's Training College Maryland. Ikeja 1955-1956 She obtained the following Certificates • First School Leaving Certificates FSLC 1949 • Teachers Grade III Certificate T. C. Ill 1952 • Teachers Grade II Certificate T. C. 11 1956 Work Experience • Taught in Girls Central School. Zawani (near Bukuru) Plateau State 1953-1954 • Taueht in St. Jalard's Primary School. Bukuru. Plateau Slate 1957-1958 Other Institutions she served include • St. Cathrine's Girls School, Markurdi 1959-1960 • Holy Ghost Catholic School Markudi. 1961-1962 • St Louis Convent School. Airport Road Kano 1963 • Head. School for handicapped children. Igbobi Hospital. Lagos 1964 1965 Political Career and Appointments Marie has been in the forefront of the political activities in Nigeria. She has worked as party executive for more than decades. She was among others: • Founding and active member of the defunct Nigeria Peoples Party (N.P.P) • Foundation Presidential Campaign Leader N.P.P. Women's Wing. Old Anambra State 1978-1980 • Treasurer. President Campaign Team of Late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe N.P.P. Presidential Candidate. 1979. • First Female Chairperson. Hotel Presidential Ltd. Enugu. 1981-1983. • Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Old Anambra Slate. Chief Jim Nwobodo. on Tourism matters 1982-1983 First female Commissioner in Old Anambra State Civil Service Commission 1986-1991. • Deputy Chairperson of the Enugu State Civil Service Commission 1991-1992. • Co-ordinator. Better Life for Rural Women. Old Isi-Uzo L.G.A 1992-1993 Member. Advisory Committee of the Better Life Programme appointed by the wife of the First Executive Governor of Enugu State Dr. Dorathy Nwodo. • Member. Family Support Programme (FSP) • Member. Family Economic Advancement Programme (FEAP) • Treasurer, defunct Igbo National Council (I.N.C) • Supervisory Councilor for Education Old Isi-Uzo L.G.A 1994-1995. • President/Founder Concerned Women of South East zone 1998. • Facilitator. Obasanjo Campaign Committee Enugu Stale 1998-1999 • National President. Obasanjo Women Forum S. E Zone (OBAWOF) 1999. Member, Presidential Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC) 1999. • Member. PDP. Elders Committee of President Olusegun Obasanjo. Social/Religious Affiliations Life member. Catholic Women's Organization (C.W.O) • Founding President C.W. O. Co. Cathedral Parish, now Holy Trinity Parish, from inception until 1996. • Member. International Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club (Represented Anambra State branch at the Helsinki International Conference) • Member, defunct Corona Women's Society, in the East Central State. • Member. Engineer's Wives Club. • President, National Council of Women's Socielies (N.C.W.S) on the board of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council. • Active member. Ohaneze Ndigbo • National President. Ogboduaba Women's Organization • Charter Secretary. Rotary Club of Nigeria. Enugu-East. 2002 Member. Fund Raising Committee in National Conference on Peace and Stability in Nigeria. 2002 • Member "Vital Voices" of Nigeria Women. 2002 • Member. Igbo Leaders of Thought • Member. South East People's Forum • Member. Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment WAELE) Conferences / Seminars / Workshops Chief Mrs. Okwo has attended several workshops organized by International groups both in Nigeria and outside the Country including the "Suitability of Nigeria for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council" organized by the Presidential Committee on National awareness on the United Nations reforms held on the 30"' June. 2005. Business Links She is a good dress maker and designer. She is into General Supplies and Contract. Furnishing and general Merchandise, buying and selling of textiles and general goods. Director. Benimax Cables Ltd. Director. Macko Nigeria Ltd. and Managing Director. Mailiz & Co.
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