Chukwuemeka Ngozichineke Wogu

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Chukwuemeka Ngozichineke Wogu
Federal Minister of Labour & Productivity
In office
6 April 2010 – 2015
Preceded by Ibrahim Kazaure
Succeeded by Dr. Chris Ngige as Minister of Labour and Employment
Personal details
Born (1965-01-29) 29 January 1965 (age 52)
Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

Nwadiala Chukwuemeka Ngozichineke Wogu (Emeka Ngozi Wogu) was appointed Nigerian Federal Minister of Labour & Productivity on 6 April 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet.[1]

Wogu was born on 29 January 1965 in Umuahia, Abia State and completed his secondary education at Ngwa High School, Aba (1978-1980). He attended Imo State University (1982-1986) obtaining an LLB, and the Nigerian Law School (1986-1987) where he obtained a BL. In 1990 he established a private law practice, Emeka Wogu & Co. He earned his Masters in Public Administration at the University of Calabar (2001-2002). He holds several traditional titles including Omezuru of Ohazie, Kpakpandu of Aba, Nwadiala of Aba and Amulutto of Oshogbo.[2]

Wogu was vice-chairman of the Aba South LGA in Abia State (1991-1993), becoming chairman of the LGA in 1993. He was elected to the Federal House of Representatives in 1998.[2] In 1999 he was briefly the political adviser to Orji Uzor Kalu, governor of Abia State. He represented Abia State for two terms as commissioner at the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.[3]

Immediately after being appointed Minister of Labour on 6 April 2010, Wogu had to deal with a strike by federal civil servants across the country that was planned to start on 8 April 2010. After meeting with the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, which represents the eight unions involved, they agreed to hold off until the end of April 2010 while their concerns were being addresses.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministers - the Profiles". ThisDay. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  2. ^ a b Yushau A. Shuaib. "RMAFC PROFILE OF MEMBERS 1999-2004". RMAFC. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Nwadiala Emeka Wogu: politician and administrator". Nigeria Daily News. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  4. ^ Soji-Eze Fagbemi. "Strike: Wogu, new labour minister begs unions •Civil servants give April 30 deadline". Tribune. Retrieved 2010-04-14.