UDOJI, Chief Jerome Oputa

CFR, B.A., M.A., LL.B, FNIM; lawyer, administrator, company director; b: July31, 1917; htOzubulu; so: Anambra; m: Marcelina Uzoamaka Onuchukwu, 1942, (deceased); nc: two s, one d; ed: St. Michael's Catholic School, Ozubulu, 192026; St. Charles* Training College, Onitsha, 1929-31; King's College, Cambridge University, England, 1945-48; called to the Bar, Gray's Inn, London, 1948; Economic Development Institute ofthe World Bank,Washington, 1955-56. cr: asst District Officer,Ekiti Division, Western Nigeria, 1948-50; asst sec, Nigerian Secretariat, Lagos, 1954; District Officer, EgbadoDivision,Western Nigeria, 1951-53; ps. Eastern Region Ministries of Health, Commerce, Finance and Establishment, 1955-59; Official ConstitutionalAdviser, to the Eastern Nigeria delegation to the Nigerian Constitutional Conference, Undon, between 1957 and 1960; ChiefSecretary and Head of Eastern Nigeria Civil Service, 1960-66;ch. Africanisation Commission, East African Community - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, 1963; private legal practice, 1966-68; Ford Foundation Consultant in Administration and Management, 1968-72; consultant to the United Nations Conference on the Management of publicenterprises held in Yugoslavia, 1969; Sole comm. Localisation Commission, Swaziland, Southern Africa, 1970; mm. Evaluation Committee onthe African-American Dialogue, organised by theAfrican American Institute, 1971; ee.diploma course in publicadministration of Makerere, University, Uganda, 1971-73; mm. selection committee of SirAndrew Cohen Bursary Awards by the Commonwealth Foundation, London, 1970-75; ch. Nigeria Public Service ReviewCommission, 1972-74; mm. Committee of Experts, thatconducted the mid-term reviewand appraisal of theUnited Nations Programme in administration and finance for development, 1975; secretary-general, African Association for Public Administration and Management 1972-75; Constituent Assembly Nigeria, 1977-78; Prochancellor, University of Technology, Bauchi, 1980-84; ch. Nigerian TobaccoCompany Pic, 1975-85;Wiggins Teape (West Africa) Pic, 1974-85; R.T Briscoe, 1977-86; Coates Brothers Limited,1980-95; presd. Nigerian Stock Exchange, 1981-86, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, 1982-87; mm: Committee of three international experts appointed by the United Nations Development Programme to review and reorganise Uganda's Public Service, 1991; din Hotel Presidential, Enugu to Port Harcourt, 1962-65; Independence Brewery, Umuahia, 1962-65; Ceramics Industry, Umuahia, 1962-65; Glass Factory, Port Harcourt, 1962-65; f. Nigerian Institute of Management; mm: National Honours Committee, 1963-66; National Savings Committee, 1964-66, Universities Grants Commission, 1964-66; ch. Solgas Petroleum Limited, Michelin Motor Tyre Services Company PIc, Nigeria Electrical Development Limited; dir. Nigeria International Bank Limited, Pilkington Glass Nigeria Limited, Michelin Nigeria Limited, West African Batteries Limited; mm. Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Uventis Foundation; trustee, Nigeria Youth Trust; ch. Nigeria Electrical Development Company Limited; dir. Citibank Nigeria; f: Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, since 1956; Nigerian Institute of Management since the 1980s; life mem., Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, since 1985; life mem., Nigerian Stock Exchange, since 1984; mm. African Association for Public Administrtion and Management (AAPAM), since 1972. tt: Igwe Ozuloha by Eastern Nigerian Chiefs, 1964; Odezuligbo Awomamma, 1989; Okosisi Ozubulu, 1989; Dike nazo ora Orlu, 1991. nh: Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1963. fd: Commanderof the most distinguished order of St. Michael and St. George, 1959; Knight Commander of St. Gregory the Great (Papal honour), 1975. hd: LL.D Doctorsof Uws, Ahmadu Bello University, 1975; D. Litt, Doctor of Utters, Tafawa BalewaUniversity,Bauchi, 1995. publ: Under Tliree Masters, Published by Spectrum Books, 1995. sc: Chairman, Country Club of Eastern Nigeria, hob: socialworkandgardening, off: SolgasPetroleum Limited, Cowrie House, 1st Floor, 27/29, Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, tel: 234-1-2620623/4, 234-1-2620574. res: Olinine Lodge, Udoji Road P.O. Box 2 Ozubulu, Ekwusigo LGA, Anambra State, tel: 090-803281.
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