UNWOCHOLA, James Chukuneka

MHA, OFR PROVINCIALCOMMISSIONER, ILORIN DistriaHeadof Ibafi in Igala Division between 1921 and 1936 and became the Okaku of Uje -the highest traditional titk oftheLand He started his education in theRCM Catholic Schoolldah (Secondary IV) 1942-1943. Heproceeded to the Merchants of Light Secondary School, Oba via Onitsha between 1949 and 1952. He was in PWD Engineering School ^MM^^aJtm 1956' Br0mJattmryt° Jum 1960heattende^beAssistantTechnicalOfficerP Course Mr. Unwucbola worked as N^LTechnical Assistant from 1953 till December 1959. He was Assistant Technical Officer from January to March 1960 and was promoted to Supervisor of Works from April 1960 to 1961. In the political field, Mr. Unwucbola joined the NPC, contested ekction and won the Northern House of Assembly seat on 4* May 1961 and was ^sequentfyappointedProvinrialCommistionerinchargeoflkrinProvincely Mr. Unwucbola was Patron, Igala Students'Association, Patron, Idah Town Football Club, Secretary, Idah Co operative Thrift and Loans Society; Financial Secretary, Idah Town Improvement Club; Auditor, Orlu Distria Union; SupervisoryOfficer-in the Federal Ekction Registration of 1959; Assistant Ekaoral Officer in the 1959 Federdl Ekction and AssistantEkrtoral officer in the 1960 Igala Division Local Council. After the coup, he was Supervisor of Works, Igala NA, Secretary for Works andSurvey, 1969-70; Development Secretary, 1970 -1972 and Secretary for Social Services, 1972 - 76. He retired voluntarily in 1976. He was ako member CommitteeforPemamntHeadquartm,NewNameandCoatofAmsforCentralWestStaU(nowI^ara^ 1968, member, University Provisional Council, University of Benin, 1975-80, member, Makurdi Capital Development hoard, 1976-78; member of the House Alkcation Committee for the alkcation of Federal Low Cost Housing Unit, Benue State, 1981-83; Direaor, NNSLLtd, 1981-83. Hewasawarded Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic in 1965.
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