ONUIGBO, Chief Samuel Ifeanyi

Chief Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo was born on the 1st of October, 1960, in Umuahia, Abia State. He had his early education at Community Primary School, Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ikwuano and later attended Oboro Secondary Commercial School, Umudike, Ikwuano, Abia State. He then proceeded to Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State for Nigeria Certificate in Education; Diploma in Law, University of Lagos; Master’s in Business Administration, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. Chief Onuigbo, attended Executive Education Programme on Leadership at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA; course at US Department of State Foreign Service Institute, National Foreign Affairs Training Center, Washington, DC; Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC; Training on Security by ASIS International at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He trained in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management – Chartered; Member, ASIS International, Virginia, USA and Patron, Nigerian Institute of Management, Umuahia Chapter. Chief Onuigbo, has held several management, executive and political positions at the National and State levels. He is a teacher, Fraud Prevention Specialist, Management and Financial Consultant, and a Public Affairs Analyst. After over 17 years of unbroken and meritorious service with the US Embassy Nigeria, during which he held the highly sensitive position of the Supervisory Fraud Prevention Specialist, he voluntarily resigned. He is a recipient of several Meritorious Honour Awards from the US Department of State; Professional and Vocational Service Awards from Rotary Club International; Award of Honour from the Forum of Commissioners of Finance of Nigeria; Several Long Service Awards from the U.S. Department of State; Letters of Commendation from two former US Ambassadors to Nigeria. At the National level, he was Special Adviser, Public Affairs, Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives, National Assembly, Abuja. At the State level, he was the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Lands and Survey; former Commissioner for Finance; a former Board Member, International Glass Industries Limited, Aba. In recognition of the achievement of many of his leadership goals and his verifiable contributions to infrastructural and human capital development efforts in Ikwuano Local Government Area, he was in 2001, bestowed with the award of Okeosisi of Ikwuano by Ikwuano Development Union. Chief Onuigbo, holds two traditional titles, (i) Odozi Obodo I of Ugwu-Ibere Ancient Kingdom; and (ii) Ebubedike I of Otu Uzo Autonomous Community. Chief Onuigbo, a devout Christian and committed community leader, is married with children.
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