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Biography of Okezie Ikpeazu

Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu is the current governor of Abia state, he was born on October 18, 1964, to the family of late Pa Ishmael and Deaconess Bessie Ikpeazu of Umuebere in Umuobiakwa village, Isialaukwu, Mbato Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria.

He attended Amaise Central Primary School, Umuobiakwa. In 1973, and thereafter attended Eziama High School, Aba. But wrote his School certificate examination in Ihie High School, Isiala Ngwa in 1979.

He gained admission into the University of Maiduguri to study Clinical Biochemistry in 1980, at the age of 16, and graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) Second Class Upper Division in August, 1984.

He served as a clinical biochemist in the medical laboratory of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt for his National youth service from August 1984 to August 1985.

Thereafter returned to  University of Maiduguri for an M.Sc degree in Biochemical Toxicology and graduated in 1990. He obtained a doctorate degree, Ph.D in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University of Calabar in 1994, at the age of 30.

He was an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Ebonyi State University College of Basic Medical Sciences, from 2000 to 2002. From 1998 to 2001, he was Acting Head of Department of Applied Biochemistry, Faculty of Applied Natural Science, Enugu State University of Technology, having worked as Lecturer 1 in the same the department in 1998. 

From 2007 to 2009, he was appointed General Manger, Abia State Passengers Integrated Manifest and Safety Scheme (ASPIMSS), after his appointment as Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia State on Environment and Sanitation.

He was Chairman, Governing Council, Abia State College of Health Technology, 2009 to 2010.

He was appointed Deputy General Manager,  Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) Aba and Environs in 2013.

He is married to Mrs. Nkechi Okezie Ikpeazu, and their marriage is blessed with four children,

Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu won the elections held on April 11, 2015 and the supplementary elections held two weeks later on April 25, 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
in Abia state making him the 9th Governor of Abia State, Nigeria.

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