ONU, Dr. Ogbonnaya Christopher

B.Sc, Ph.D, chemical engineer, university teacher, politician, born December 1, 1951; Uburu Ohaozara, Ebonyi State; married Chinyere Okpara 1978, three children; Education: SaintJacob's PrimarySchool, Uburu, 1957- 60, Saint Paul's Primary School, Uburu, 1961-63, Mary Knoll College,Ogoja,Cross River State, 1964-67, Izzi High School, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, 1970-71, College of Immaculate Conception, (CIC), Enugu, 1971-72, University of Lagos, Lagos, 1973- 76, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A., 1977-80; Career: Appointed School Teacher, Saint Augustine Junior Seminary, Ezzamgbo, 1973; Research Staff, Engineer ing Research Centre, Western Electric, Princeton, New Jersey, U.SA, 1980-1981; Pioneer Head, Department of Chemical En gineering, University of Port-Harcourt, Riv ers State, 1984-1986; ActingDean, Faculty of Engineering, University of PortHarcourt, 1985; Director, UNIPORT Consult Limited & UNIPORT Press, 1985; member, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN), fellow, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers; fellow, Nigerian Soci ety of Engineers; President, African Stu dents Union, University of California, Ber keley, U.S.A, 1978-79; Delegate, Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berke ley, U.S.A, 1979-80; 'President, Nigeria As sociation of Northern California Inc., U.S.A, 1979-80; Director, Nigerian Cement Com pany Pic, Nkalagu, 1984-89; Pioneer Presi dentGeneral, IzziHighSchoolOld BoysAs sociation, Abakaliki, 1985-91; member, Peoples Club of Nigeria, Port-Harcourt Branch, Rivers State; Pioneer National Presi dent, Raw Materials Society of Nigeria, 1985-91; member, Executive Council, Nige rian Society of Chemical Engineers, 1985- 89;member, Governing Council, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 1986-90; member, Governing Council and life Deputy Governor, American Biographical Institute Research Association, U.S.A, 1987; Presi dent, Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Rivers State 1990-91; Chairman, Accreditation Visi tation Panel to Departmentof Chemical En gineering, IMT, Enugu; member, Editorial Board, Nigerian Financial Review, 1988; member, National Committee ofthe National Universities Commission on the Review of Non Salary conditions of service of Univer sity Staff, 1988; elected, First Executive Governorof AbiaState, 1992-93; Chairman, Conference of Nigerian Elected Governors, 1992; Elected Presidential Flagbearer, All Peoples Party, 1999; member, Ancient and Noble Order of the Knights of St. John In ternational; member, UgoYouth Club of Ni geria, Owerri, Owerri, Imo State; Awards/ Honour: Recipient, Key Award by Ameri can Biographical Research Association, U.S.A, 1986; recipient, Medal ofHonour by American Biographical Research Associa tion, U.S.A; winner, Governor of the Year Award by Nigeria Union of Journalists, Enugu State Council; recipient, Star Gover nor of the year award by National Associa tion of Women Journalists, 1992, recipient, Distinguished Nigerian Peace Award by Network Nigeria Inc., U.S.A., 1994; recipient, Distinguished Leadership Award by Nigeria Union of Journalist (South East Zone) 1999; recipient, Honorary Citizen, of Lafia, Nasarawa State, 1993; recipient, Honorary Citizen of City of Dallars, Texas, U.S.A., 1993; recipient, Honorary Citizen of State of Texas, U.S.A, 1993; Traditional Titles: Ikeoha of Uburu, Ebonyi State, Ikemba of Old Afikpo Division, Ebonyi State, Ogbuagu of Abiriba, Abia State, Ozurumba of Orlu, Imo State, Odikonamba of Eziudo Mbaise, Imo State, Ohanyelueze of Ozubulu, Anambra State, Dike-Eji-Eme- Udo of Eastern States; Political Party: mem ber, defunct National Republican Convention; member, Defunct Democratic Party of Nigeria; member, All Peoples Party; Publications: Nigeria's Greatness: Technology, The Missing Link, Aduco Publishers, 1982; Technology and National Development: The Nigerian State, Aduco Publishers, 1984; Hobbies: jogging, table tennis, reading, creative writing; Official Address: POBox 1, Uburu, Ohaozara L.G.A., Ebonyi State.
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