WACHUKWU, Dr. Jaja Anucha

Born 1 January 1918
in

Nbawsi,

WACHUKWU

Jaja

Anucha
barrister-at-law; politician, business man, first Nigerian Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives and former Foreign Minister in the civilian regime; Born at Nbawsi Ngwa, Imo State 1918; Education: Government College, Umuahia, Higher College Yaba, New Africa University College, Ghana; Trinity College, Dublin Uni versity; Qualifications: LL.B.;was cal led to the Bar;elected into the Eastern House of Representatives, 1952; resig ned from the NCNC, 1955 and became Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Federal House; returned to the NCNC, 1957, appointed Chairman of the Business Committee of the House of Representatives, 1958; ser ved in the Parliamentary Committee on the Nigerianisation of the Federal Public Service, 1958-59; re-elected in to Parliament, December 1959 and was sworn in as first Nigerian Speaker of the House, 1960;appointed Federal Minister of Economic Development. October 1960, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1962-65, Minister of Aviation, 1965-66; went into private legal prac tice and business after the Army take over; Elected NPP member of the Senate for Aba, Imo State; Married and has children; Address: Aba, Imo State.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Rhoda Idu Oona Jaja Wachuku – née: Onumonu
State of Origin: Abia State
Father's Name King Josaiah Ndubuisi Wachuku
Mother's Name Queen Rebecca Ngwanchiwa Wachuku [née Nwaogwugwu],

Chinedum Jaja Wachuku, Nwabueze Jaja Wachuku, Ndubuisi Jaja Wachuku,Emenuwa Jaja Wachuku, Idu Jaja Wachuku.

Profession Lawyer
Working Experience first Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, , first Nigerian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations , first Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs , co-founder African Continental Bank (ACB), , Deputy Leader of the NCNC
St. Georges NDP Umuomainta, Nbawsi, Abia State..Government School Afikpo, Ebonyi State.. Government College Umuahia, Abia State, .. Yaba Higher College, Lagos... Gold Coast People's College, Adidome... New Africa University College, Anloga,. University of Dublin's Trinity College
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first Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives,
first Nigerian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations
first Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaja_Wachuku

7 November 1996
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