She is a graduate of Business Education/Accounting from the University of Calabar. She went ahead to obtain a masters degree in Business Administration from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. She also has a Honorary Doctorate degree in Public Administration.
Hon. Mrs. Uche Lilian Ekwunife is a current serving senator in Nigeria, representing Anambra Central. She was born eleven months after the Nigerian civil war which ended officially on Jan. 12, 1970. She hails from Nri in Anaocha Local government Area of Anambra State.
Before going into politics, Hon. Uche Ekwunife had distinguished herself in the banking industry. As a banker she showed her prowess in money management and brought her administrative acumen to bear on the banks she worked in, including Royal Merchant Bank, Equitorial Trust Bank and the then Standard Trust Bank where she rose to the position of an Area Manager.
She is a resilient and ambitious Banker turned Politician, a two term member of the House of Representatives.
In her second term in office she was the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, House of Representatives, where she represented Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency, Anambra State.
In 2010, she contested in the Anambra State Gubernatorial elections under the platform of the Peoples Progressive alliance(PPA)but lost. She again sought for the seat in 2014 under All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and unfortunately lost.
In 2015 however, under the Peoples Democratic Party she contested for and won a seat in the senatorial election to represent Anambra Central Senatorial Zone.
Hon. Uche Ekwunife’s acts of philanthropy remains unparalleled as her charity cuts across youths, widows and the underprivileged.
She is married to Chief Larry Ekwunife, and they are is blessed with children.