UDOMA, Sen. Udo Udoma

B.A, BCL, B:L, M.A, legal practitoner, . politician; b: February 26,1954, p: Aba, so: Akwa Ibom; m: Sally Olayinka Sikuade, 1983; ed: Corona School, Ikoyi, Lagos, 1962-64; Nakasoro Primary School, Kampala, Uganda, 1964-65; King's College, Lagos, 1966-72;Oxford University,Oxford, England, l973-77;Nigerian LawSchooL 1978; called to Nigerian Bar{l 978; cr: Involved insetting upand organising the legal aid scheme in Kano State, 1978-79; Lecturer, University of Lagos, 1979-80; investment analyst, Chase Merchant Bank (Nigeria) Limited, 1980; , associate, Chris Ogunbanjo and Company, Lagos (a corporate law firm), 1980-81; Partner, David Garrick and Company (a corporate law firm), 198183; Principal, Udo Udoma and Company, Lagos, 1983 (renamed Udo Udoma and Belo-Osagie in 1990); elected Senator, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999-2007; former Senate Chief Whip; mm: Nigerian Bar Association, 1978; International Bar Association; ICCGroup of International Lawyers; Consultant to federal and state governments on crude Oil, natural gas and other natural resources and the related problem of revenue allocation, Advisory team of legal experts onthe legal aspects of the Privatisation and Commercialisation exercise, Federal Government Consulting team on the feasibility of a Liquefied Natural Gas Project in Nigeria; legal member of the team set up by the federal Executive Council to implement the Liquefied Natural Gas Project in joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell, Elf Acquitaine and Agip; ch: Cross Lines Limited, Calabar, 1985-86; Niger Flour Mills Limited, 1986-88; first ch: CorporateAftltire Commission, Abuja, 199l;served as Special Adviser to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources,: 1993-94; Legal Team for the review of the National Policy on Solid Minerals Development, 1995, served as a Rapporteur, Vision 2010 Committee, November 1996; Technical Committee, National Council ofNigerian Vision 2010,1998; Board ofTrustees, Nigerian International Biographical Centre, 1997; din Montgomery Vaults Limited, 1988-92; GasOil (Nig.) Ltd., since 1992; Central Insurance Company Limited, since 1994, UAC of Nigeria Pic, since 1995; ch: Editorial Advisory Board, ThisDay Newspaper, since 1996; Board of Directors, UAC Pic, since January 2010; din AOC (Nig.) Limited, since 1996; UACN Pic, 2001; Unilever Nigeria Pic, 2008; involved in International Legal Consulting in financial, energy and investment lawwith theMewYork-based law firm of Shearman and Sterling; advised companies and governments in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Economic Summit Group, a private sector think-tank that, amongst other things, organises the annual Nigerian Economic Summit (a meeting between the heads of the major private sector organisations and senior government officials aimed at stimulating economic development and growth); have delivered papers in international conferences (in Cape Town, Paris, Accra etc.) and local conferences onenergy and natural resources law, Nigerian Corporate Law, Nigerian Investment Law, and on the legal aspects of privatization; cb: Appropiation Committee, Securities and Exchange Commission; mm: Constitution Review Committee, Judiciary & Legal Matters Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, Finance Committee; award: Senator of the Year, by ThisDay 10th Anniversary award; 2004; sc: Ikoyi Club, Metropolitan Club; hob: squash rackets, swimming and lawn tennis; off: Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, St Nicholas House (10* & W* Floors), Catholic Mission Street, Lagos; e-m: [email protected].
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