Theodore Ahamefule Orji (Views: 9,505)


Theodore Ahamefule Orji
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Position: Former Abia State Governor

Status: Out of Office

Theodore Ahamefule Orji was elected Governor of Abia State, Nigeria, on May 29, 2007. Prior to his election, Orji, a career civil servant, served as the Chief of Staff to former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu. He was reelected as Governor on April 26, 2011.

Background

Theodore Ahamefule Orji was born in Amaokwe Ugba, Umuahia – Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State in 1950. He attended Santa Crux Secondary School, Olokoro, Holy Ghost College, Owerri and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Ibadan in 1977. He enlisted for the National Youths Corps Scheme on graduation and was deployed to Sokoto State as a teacher at Government Secondary School, Shinkafi, Isa Local Government Area.

On completion of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme in 1978, Orji began working as an Administrative Officer in the old Imo State civil service in December 1979. He subsequently served in various capacities in the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Lands and Survey, Ministry of Agriculture, and Imo State Government House.

When Abia State was created in 1991, Orji returned to Umuahia where he served in Government House, Umuahia, Bureau of Budget and Planning and Ministry of Agriculture. On March 1, 1996, Orji was seconded to the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), now INEC, Abia State as Administrative Secretary and was later redeployed to Enugu State in 1997 where he supervised the elections that ushered in the democratic government in the state in 1999. Thereafter, he returned to Abia State as Principal Secretary, Government House, Umuahia and Chief of Staff to the Executive Governor.

Political career

In December 2006, Orji won the gubernatorial primaries of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) to contest the 2007 governorship elections in Abia State. On April 14, 2007, he resoundingly defeated his closest rival by over 200,000 votes to emerge Governor of Abia State. He thus made history as being the first Governor in the History of Nigeria to win his election while in detention. He was sworn in on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 as the 3rd Executive Governor of Abia, Gods Own State.[citation needed]

He was reelected as governor on April 26, 2011.

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I have accomplished my campaign promises to Abia – Governor Orji Promise Kept
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Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia said on Wednesday that he had accomplished “all major promises” made during his electioneering campaigns to the people of the state. Orji made the statement during... read more

Providing conducive environment for learning In the works
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Developing our educational sector is top on our priority. Providing conducive environment for learning is a commitment we have made and what we owe every school age child in Abia State.... read more

Theodore Ahamefule Orji's recently reviewed projects

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Abia Tower Ossah Road, Umuahia Completed
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Abia Tower Ossah Road, Umuahia read more

Ndume Otuka Community School, Ahiaeke, Umuahia Ongoing
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Ndume Otuka Community School, Ahiaeke, Umuahia read more

Umuafai Agbama Road, Umuahia Completed
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Umuafai Agbama Road, Umuahia read more

Umuaku Umueze Amuda Road in Umunneochi Completed
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Umuaku Umueze Amuda Road in Umunneochi read more

Umuegwu Okpuala Afugiri Primary Health Centre, Umuahia Ongoing
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Umuegwu Okpuala Afugiri Primary Health Centre, Umuahia read more

Umueze Agbo Ubani Ibeku Market Road, Umuahia Completed
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Umueze Agbo Ubani Ibeku Market Road, Umuahia read more

Umuire Agbo Ibeku Road, Umuahia Completed
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Umuire Agbo Ibeku Road, Umuahia read more

Umuoba Road in Obingwa LGA Completed
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Umuoba Road in Obingwa LGA read more

Umuodo Primary Health Centre, Ugwunogbo Ongoing
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Umuodo Primary Health Centre, Ugwunogbo read more

Orie Ugba Market Ring Road, Umuahia Completed
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Orie Ugba Market Ring Road, Umuahia read more

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