Osinakachukwu Ideozu

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Osinakachukwu Ideozu
Member of the Senate of Nigeria
Assumed office
2015
Preceded byWilson Asinobi Ake
ConstituencyRivers West
Minority Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly
In office
1999–2003
Preceded bynone
Succeeded byDouglas Ikerechi
ConstituencyAhoada East I
Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria
In office
2003–2007
Preceded byChibudom Nwuche
Succeeded byBetty Apiafi
ConstituencyAbua-Odual/Ahoada East
Personal details
BornJuly 1965 (age 53)
Ahoada, Rivers State, Nigeria
Political partyPDP
Alma materRivers State University of Science and Technology
University of Port Harcourt
OccupationBusinessman and politician
ProfessionEstate Surveyor and valuer

Osinakachukwu Thankgod Ideozu (born July 1965) is a Nigerian businessman and People's Democratic Party politician. He is currently a member of the Senate of Nigeria representing the Rivers West senatorial district. Ideozu was a member and Minority Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2003 where he represented Ahoada East I and was subsequently elected into the Nigerian House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007 where he represented Abua-Odual/Ahoada East Federal Constituency.[1] Ideozu was appointed the Honourable Commissioner of Finance in October 2007 by the then Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, a position he held till June 2009 when the cabinet was dissolved.

Education[edit]

Ideozu attended the Rivers State University of Science and Technology where he studied Estate Management. It is on record that Senator Ideozu who graduated in 1989 with a First Class had a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) that has remained the highest in department and faculty from the inception of the university till date. Ideozu also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In furtherance of his educational pursuit, Ideozu has another master's degree in Environmental Management from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology as well as a third master's degree in Public Policy from the prestigious University College of London. Ideozu has won several academic laurels including the Dean's Prize for Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Senator Ideozu is a Chartered Estate Surveyor and Valuer who was certified by the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVABON) and he is a member of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV). Ideozu was the Overall Best Candidate in the 2004 Direct Finals Examination conducted by the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) where he was also the best candidate and winner of the subject prizes for both Property Development and Rating and Taxation. Senator Ideozu is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and Member of Social Policy Association (United Kingdom) and The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (USA) among others.

Senatorial career[edit]

Ideozu won the Peoples Democratic Party Senatorial Primary in 2014 and became the Party's standard bearer for the Rivers West senatorial district in 2015 Nigerian National Assembly election. In the general elections, he was declared winner and elected with 279,745 votes to defeat the candidates of other political parties including the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his former colleague and closest rival, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Dan Amachree, the then Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. Senator Ideozu formally became the Senator representing the Rivers West Senatorial District from the 9 June 2015 following the successful inauguration of the 8th Senate of Nigeria.[3] [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honourable Members of the 4th House of Assembly (1999-2003)". Rsha.gov.ng. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Osinaka Chukwu Ideozu". Nassnig.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ Onoyume, Jimitota (10 December 2014). "Ideozu wins PDP ticket for Rivers West". Vanguard. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  4. ^ Chinwo, Ernest (31 March 2015). "PDP Sweeps National Assembly Polls in Rivers". Thisday. Retrieved 10 April 2015.