Okezie Victor Ikpeazu is the ninth Governor of Abia State, Nigeria, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today (Monday, June 27) upheld the decision of the Court Of Appeal sitting in Oweri by nullifying his election and also ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to cede the certificate of return to the opponent of the Governor.
Here are things you should know about Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu:
- Born October 18, 1964 to a native of Umuebere in Umuobiakwa village in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State
- Attended Amaise Central Primary School, Umuobiakwa, had his secondary education at Eziama High School, Aba and Ihie High School, Isiala Ngwa graduating in the year 1979.
- Studied Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), he graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) Second Class Upper Division in August, 1984.
- Was mobilized for his mandatory one year national youth service in August 1984 where he worked as a clinical biochemist in the medical laboratory of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) Port Harcourt.
- 1986 – 1987 served as Graduate-Assistant in the Department of Science and Laboratory Technology at the University of Maiduguri
- In 1990 he completed his Masters Program in Biochemical Toxicology and defended.
- 1990 – 1992 during his PhD studies, taught at Calabar Polytechnic
- In 1994, he bagged a Doctorate Degree in Biochemical Pharmacology from University of Calabar at age 30.
9.1994 – 1996 served as Administrative Manager at Cash Bond Investments and Credits Ltd, Lagos
- 1998 – lecturer in the Department of Applied Biochemistry, Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology
- 2000 – 2002 Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry at the Ebonyi State University College of Basic Medical Sciences
- 2001 – became Head of Department in the Department of Applied Biochemistry, Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology
- 2002 – Transition Committee Chairman for Obingwa local government area
- 2003 – 2004 Master’s Degree External Examiner at the Department of Biochemistry and the University of Nigeria
- 2007 – 2009 General Manager of Abia State Passengers Integrated Manifest and Safety Scheme (ASPIMSS)
- 2010 appointed chairman at Governing Council of Abia State College of Health Technology
- 2011 – 2013 reappointed General Manager of Abia State Passengers Integrated Manifest and Safety Scheme (ASPIMSS), appointed first Deputy General Manager of Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) Abia and Environment
- He is a practicing Christian.
19.He has to his credit twelve journal articles, published one book, with another book in the press.
- He is the President Eastern Ngwa Country Sports Club of Nigeria.
21.He is married to Mrs. Nkechi Okezie Ikpeazu, and they have four children.
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