Who’s Who: Chief Orji Uzor Kalu

Uzor Kalu, Dr. Orji, OON, MON, B.Sc, businessman, politician, administrator, was born on April 21, 1957 at Eziama Aba. He is from Umusi Igbere and is married to Menakaya Ifeoma. The marriage is blessed with two children.

EDUCATION: Christ the King’s School, Aba (1971-1974; Eziama High School, Aba (1974-1975; Government College, Umuahia (1975-1978); University of Maiduguri (1979-1983); Institute of International Education, Washington DC, USA (1989); Catholic University (1993-1995); Havard University, School of Business, Boston, USA (1997).

CAREER: Chairman/Founder, Ojialex Furniture Company, Maiduguri (Since 1984);Chairman/Founder, SLOK Nigeria Ltd, Lagos (Since 1987); Chairman/Founder, Adamawa Publishers Ltd (Since 1990); Chairman/Founder, SLOK United States Inc. (Since 1992).

Chairman Borno State Water Board (1984-1985); Chairman, Imo State Marketing and Supply Cooperative and Commerce Bank Ltd (1987-1989); Member of, National Sports Commission (1990-1993), etc.

POLITICAL PARTIES: Defunct National Republican Convention (NRC); defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP); Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA); All Progressive Congress.

PUBLICATION: Nigeria Foreign Policy; and June Crisis, Adamawa Publishing Company Ltd, Lagos (1997).

NATIONAL HONOURS: Member of the Order of th Niger (MON); Officer of the Order of the Nigeria (OON); Industrialist of the Year – Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Industry, (1990); Doctor of Laws – Univerity of Port Harcourt (1989).

TRADITIONAL HONOURS: Aha Eji Agamba, Igbere; Emetu Mba Ahu Dike, Ngwa Ukwu; Omekazuo Oha, Umuhu, Umuahia; Omeka Nwata of Igboland; Kolo of Borno, Baba metu of Ikare-Ekiti; Odezulu Igbo, Nnokwa, Obi Mba of Uzuakoli; Ashipo Jeriki Maiyegun, Ibadanland; Aare Baaloro, Isolo, Ikenga Ohafia (2001); Baa Damide of Borgu Kingdom, (2006).

HOBBY: Watching Football games, reading and writing.


Source: Igbere Who Is Who.

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