Will Uche Ogah become new governor of Nigeria? What is his biography interesting for? Read the information below to learn the latest news about this political figure.
Recently Nigerians were shaken by news that the federal Supreme Court has dismissed the governor of Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state. This action has changed the political equation in the Southeast state. The judge Okon Abang has ordered that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has immediately issued the certificate on return to the claimant, Uche Ogah, which has received a large number of voices on primary elections. It is rumored that Ikpeazu will be going to appeal against the decision at the level of Supreme Court, but while political observers wait for the following action of the governor, all attention is concentrated on Ogah – the person who can hold a post, which belonged to Ikpeazu earlier. These are some facts about future governor of Abia state.
Family and early life
Uchechukwu S. Ogah (real name of this person) was born on December 22, 1969. He is a Nigerian oil tycoon, the businessman, investor and philanthropist. Ogah is the president of Master Energy Group and cooperates with more than 15 branches, interested in a set of industries. He is also a participant of OON.
Ogah was born in rich family of Chief Wilson and Ezinne Pauline Ogah in the region of management of Abia State. He studied at High school of Ishiagu, after which he worked in West African Examination Council (WAEC) within 1986-89, before he has continued his advance at Institute of management and Technologies (IMT), Enugu state. He also studied at university of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he has received a post-degree education in 2005. He also has a degree of the Bachelor of sciences (Banking and Finance) from the state university Ogun and MBA from university of Lagos. Ogah received his ACA in 2007.
Ogah began his career as banker in NAL Bank Plc. After that, he began the work in States Trust Bank where he worked within two years till 1997. In Zenith Bank he has set a record of growth of new office to one billion N9 and has risen to position of the CEO Assistant (AGM). He retired in 2007 to continue career in business. When he left Zenith bank, he has based Master Energy Group. Ogah is the president of Master Energy Group, the company interested in banking, insurance, aircraft, dredging, logistics, construction, travel agency now.
Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited have turned into conglomerate with investments of tens of billions of Naira. When investors left the delta of Niger because its safety was under the threat, his energy company invested billions of Naira in Port Harcourt. The warehouse of oil products has provided employment to more than 600 citizens of area of delta of Niger and more than 4,000 auxiliary positions. In December 2011, the Executive governor of Abia State has suggested to create an industrial complex, which will lift staff economy, attracting investments from all regions of Africa.
In December 2001, Ogah found Uche Ogah Foundation, which seeks for decrease in level of poverty and ensuring education for less exclusive citizens.
He sponsored free medical companies in various parts of Nigeria, and also construction and the equipment of many modern hospitals in his native region. He also cooperated with many medical centers including Hopeville Rehabilitation Centre to make artificial limbs for physically disabled people. Ogah has also offered grants to students of Nigeria in 2006.