ONYIRIMBA, Charles Chibuike

Date of Birth: Tuesday (Nkwo) 16,h May, 1961 State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Ehimc Mbano Village/Town: Umudike Umueze II Contact Address: Onyirimba & Associates, P.C. 3411 Austell Road Building 1, Suite 202 Marietta, GA 30008. USA Contact Telephone: 770-437-1150, Fax: 770-437-9314 Email Address: onyirimba(^?mindspring.com Charles Chibuike Onyirimba JD. one of nine children, was born May 16. 1961 to Sir & Lady C.S. Onyirimba. a retired school headmaster and teacher. Education Before going to America in 1981. Onyirimba founded and served as the first President of Umueze II Academic Union and Youths Against Corruption torn 1979 to 1981. He received his Bachelors degree in Political Science and Journalism from the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Oklahoma in December 1984. Charles Onyirimba received his graduate and Doctor of Law Degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Florida in 1987. After Law School, he worked with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation as a prosecuting attorney. During this period. Charles Onyirimba. led a signaturecampaign in United States of America to support the former Nigerian Head of State. Ibrahim Babangida's effort to prosecute the foreign countries involved in dumping in Nigeria. His campaign brought about over seventy five thousand signatories supporting the prosecution efforts of the government. Work Experience • Attorney Onyirimba is the Principal of the Law Offices of Onyirimba and Association. P.C. in Atlanta Georgia. President of Onyirimba Communications. Inc. Atlanta. Georgia. • Publishers of the African Quest Magazine and Ilost of The African Quest Television, based in Atlanta Georgia. The Africa Quest has been instrumental in promoting the image of Nigerian in America. • Attorney Charles Chibuike Onyirimba serves on the Board of many organizations, such as The African Trade Center: • The American Nigerian International Chambers of Commerce 1* The African Chamber of Commerce • The Boreholes for Africa, Nicorc an investment group. Services • While at Oklahoma State Universily. Attorney Onyirimba was elected president of the African Student's Association while in his second year. He vvas later elected president oflhe International Student's Association comprising of Students from twenty-five countries. • He was the first Black Student to run for the president ofthe student government at Oklahoma State University, a school ofthirty two thousand students. • In 1989, Attorney Onyirimba moved to Atlanta Georgia. While in Atlanta, Attorney Onyirimba became involved in local civic and religious groups. He is a member ofAmerican Trial Lawyers Associations, American Inns ofCourt Foundation, Georgia BarAssociation and American bar Association. • In 1993, Attorney Onyirimba was overwhelmingly elected president of the Igbo Union, Atlanta, USA. In this capacity, Attoney Onyirimba united all thirty two organizations of Igbo origin in Atlanta. In his second year as President of Igbo Union, Attorney Onyirimba launched the first phase of 1.5milIion dollar Igbo Culture Centre in Atlanta. • 1994, Attorney Onyirimba and other Igbo leaders in America founded the World Igbo Congress headquartered in Houston, Texas. The world Igbo Congress is the main political umbrella of all Igbo organizations in America and rest of the World. Attorney Onyirimba served as the first Chairman membership, Recruitment and Mobilization Committee ofWorld Igbo Congress. • In 1996, Honorary Nigerian Consul, Atlanta, Assisted Consul General Charles Awani carry out consular duties in Atlanta for 3 years before the opening ofa consulate office in Atlanta. • In 1996, Onyirimba was chosen as the Chairman ofthe Nigeria Olympic Reception Committee, a community based group that facilitated the Nigerian Olympic Athletic game in Atlanta Georgia. • In 1996, Onyirimba joined George Ejim and late David Murako to found Imo Economic Development Council (IEDC). He currently serves as one of IEDC'S Executive Board of Directors. The IEDC is a think tank group aimed at attracting foreign investment into Imo State of Nigeria. • Attorney Onyirimba is a founding member of the Nigerian Peoples Forum, USA (NPF). The NPF). represents all Nigerians in the United States ofAmerica. • In 2001, Charles Chibuike Onyirimba become the Chairman Board of Directors African Executive Leadership Council, Based in Washington DC. This is a not-for-profit organization comprising eighteen African Ambassadors to United States and African American business leaders. Aim is over sight of investment interest in Africa. Activities In 1998, Onyirimba organized and lectured all elected officials in Imo State Nigeria as a preparation for the new democratic government titled "Fundamentals ofAmerican Democracy. 1999 Organized Conference and hosted General Yakubu Gowon on Democracy the way forward for Nigeria. Onyirimba was the moderator for the World Igbo congress conference held in London England in 1998, World Igbo Congress Conference held in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, World Igbo Congress Conference held in Dallas, Texas in 2000. 1999 Member Organizing committee, Obasanjo for President Campaign Atlanta Georgia 1999 Moderator: Town Hall Meeting of Obasanjo addressing Atlanta Georgia citizens and Nigerians at Atlanta City Hall. 2000 Democracy Now Conference Organized by the African Quest Magazine to educate Americans about Democratic Developments in Nigeria. Director and Spokesman, American Nigerian International Chamber ofCommerce: Organized seminars on doing business with Nigeria. Participants in various conferences between 2000 and 2003 include • Governor of Imo State • Governor ofAbia State • Governor of Kaduna State • Governor of Kwara State • Governor Plateau State • Governor of Ekiti State • Key officers of the Senate • Women members of the House of Representatives Attracted foreign Investors who came to Imo State to revitalize the following: • The Avutu Poultry • The Imo Hotels • The standard shoe Industry Role in Elections of 2003 Founding Member: PDP USA. Atlanta Chapter Legal Counsel: PDP USA Atlanta Chapter Foreign Observer: 2003 Presidential Primaries Active Participant in the State and Federal Election of 2003 2001 Atlanta GA: Assisted in coordinating the ministerial conference for the African and Caribbean Ministers of Aviation with the US Department of Transport. 2002Atlanta Georgia: Organized Privatization Conference for the Ministry of Mines and Steel. February 2003 Atlanta. GA: Delivered Lecture to members of Kwara State House of Assembly Role of the legislature in the Democratic Growth of Nigeria. Awards and Honours Honorary Citizen Awards by the Governor. State of Georgia, for Leadership and Philosophy. Honorary Citizen Awards by the Governor. Slate ofArkansas for Leadership and Philanthropy Charles Chibuike Onyirimba is a poet and devoted Christian. Ile is a communily activist. Hehas received various commendations and awards from the Nigerian Government. Civil Organizations and Community groups for his community activism and philanthropy and from the Georgia State Secretary of Stale Attorney Charles Chibuike Onyirimba is married with live children.
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