ONWUKA, Mba Ogbaja

Date of Birth: Tuesday (Orie) 15th April, 1952 State of Origin: Abia Local Government Area: Ohafia Village/Town: Amorie Nkporo Dr. Mba Ogbaja Onwuka is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Dumson Nigeria Ltd ,a company known and renowned for drilling of boreholes and clean and drinkable water supply. He has been in this life saving mission for a long time and has brought relief and health to many patched and dry communities in Igboland and Nigeria in general. Mbawas born on April 15, 1952 to the Onwuka Family ofAmorie Nkporo. Education • University ofNigeria Nsukka B.Sc Geology • University of Ibadan, M.Sc in Hydrogeology/ Engineering Geology 1990 • Bradley University, United States of America PhD ( Honoris Causa) Job Experience • Dr Onwuka has been the driving force behind the success of Dumson Nigeria Ltd. • His company'sPurewatersuppliesaresecondto noneyet inthecountry a creditto his hardworkand honesty. Consumers andmanyLaboratory and other agencies have testified to this fact. • Barclays Bank Staff prior to University education 1974- 1975 • 12 yearsof uninterrupted Careerwiththe foremost Drilling Company, Presage Drilling Engineers Ltdbeforeestablishing hisown,theDumson Nigeria Ltd 1992 Membership of Professional Bodies • General Secretary Nigeria Water and Sanitation Association ( NIWASA) • Member, Nigeria Association of Hydro-geologists • Member,Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society Patron of the Nigeria Red Cross Society Publications • Editor, NIWASA Magazine. Politically, EngrDrMbaOnwuka has not held any office but believes thatmanis a social/political beingthat has aspirations but sometimesdormant but not dead. Community Development Efforts and Involvement • Deeply serious and committed • President of Enyimba Age Grade,he initiated and executed the electrification of NkporoTown with supportof his members • Elderof the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Eternal Sacred Order.He is the Elder in charge of Mountain of Praise He loves farming as a hobby. His role models are Nelson Mandela, Michael Okpara and Akanu Ibiam for their selfless service to the people and their honesty Words of Advice to the Youths - "Read the Books ofProverbs andEcclesiasles in the Bible. Let the Word of Godbeyourlamp unto yourfeet". To the Leaders he states: "always remember thata good nameis belterthan SilverandGold. Michael Okpara andAkanu Ibiam arestill remembered not because oftheir wealth butbecause oftheirservice to thepeople". Dr Mba Ogbaja Onwuka is married and has children.
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