Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi

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Princess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi

Princess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi (born January 5, 1962) was the Nigerian Minister of Aviation. She was confirmed to the post and sworn in on July 2, 2011.[1][2][3] and was deployed to the Ministry of Aviation on July 4, 2011.[4][5][6] She was however relieved of her duties as Minister of Aviation on 12 February 2014. She was also active in the political campaign of Goodluck Jonathan, the current President of Nigeria; where she served as his campaign's Director of Administration and Finance.


Princess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi was born to Igwe D.O. Oduah of Akili-Ozizor, L.G.A. in Anambra State on January 5, 1962.[7] Oduah-Ogiemwonyi received her Bachelors and Masters Degree (in Accounting and Business Administration respectively) in the United States. Upon her return to Nigeria in 1983, she joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.[8]

In 1992, she left the NNPC to establish the Sea Petroleum & Gas Company Limited (SPG), an independent marketer of petroleum products in Nigeria.[9]

She was married to the former Minister for Works, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi[8] and has children.