UBA, Emmanuel Nnamdi ‘Andy’

Senator (Dr) Nnamdi Emmanuel Uba (Andy) was born on December 14, 1958 in Enugu, Enugu State, to the family of Mr & Mrs Philip Uba whose parentage was from Uga, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. Having witnessed and survived the Nigerian civil war, with his parents and siblings, Senator Andy continued his education after the war at Boys High School Awkunanaw, Enugu State where he obtained his senior school certificate (SSCE). He gained admission abroad and was engaged in geological studies at Concordia University, Montreal Canada where he graduated with honors in 1984. Dr Uba who had further academic studies at the California State University later proceed to Buxton University in the United Kingdom where he earned a Doctor degree in Bio-Sciences in 1996. He lived and worked most of his professional life in the United States. Between 1985 and 1992 he worked for the Golden State Mutual Insurance of California. With his team, he established a chain of health clinics in different parts of United States. His duties involve conducting evaluations for the United States government on workers’ compensation claims. However, Dr Uba maintained contact with situations in Nigeria and that accounts for his interest in philanthropic and developments projects he carried out in Nigeria soon after his return. It was this pursuit to contribute to the socio-economic and political development of the Nigerian people that encouraged him to join in the United States the presidential campaign of PDP in 1998. The new appointed Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties and Domestic Affairs soon began to make good policies and appointments, which impacted positively on many interests groups in Nigeria. Armed with the goal of rendering public service to his people, Dr Uba as PDP candidate in the 2007 gubernatorial election in Anambra contested and won the governorship ticket. Today, Senator Andy Uba remains a cheerful philanthropist to the needy and under privileged, as well as supporter of noble goals and initiatives. Amongst his contributions to the Nigerian people and to the good people of Anambra state includes; the construction of the Nze Philip Uba endowment building for Mass Communication, named after his late father at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; the building of multipurpose hall for the people of Uga and his numerous donations to various charity homes and organizations in Nigeria. He was running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress in February 2017; the leadership crises engulfing the former ruling party PDP may have multivated the move he took. Senator Uba is a calm devote Christian knight of Anglican Communion. He also holds a national honor of Member of Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) and is married with four lovely children.
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