African Youth Impact Award 2020: Ugwumba Nwosu,Dr.Enyioko,Dr.Igwe, others to bag Award July 25





The Publisher, Arise Africa Magazine, Comr. Ikechukwu Anyanwu has congratulated some revered and respected distinguished personalities like Chief Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Dr Enyioko , Dr George Adikibe and Dr.Micheal Igwe, on their nominations for the 2020 African  Impact Award, come July 25th.

According to the organizers, the nominees for the Award includes: Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, President of Ugwumba Leadership Development Institute, Dr George Adikibe, Dr.Elvis Enyioko,the Founder of Thunderbolt and Dr.Michael Igwe,the Nigerian-born-United States of American  based Medical Doctor, who recently went viral video of him ministering to Covid-19 patients in inspirational Igbo songs.

Dr Michael Igwe is the Chief Medical Officer Royalty Healthcare, President Eagle Network Initiative.

A delighted Dr.Michael appreciated the founder of Arise Africa Magazine and his team for finding him worthy of receiving such honours.

The Medical expert, Dr.Micheal, in his  commendation extolled Comr.Anyanwu on his ideas towards building the youths-consistency in Imo State and for his contributions on the development of the youths over the years, even as he  promised Arise Africa Organization his unflinching supports.


Also, the former Imo Chief of Staff to the  Government of Imo State,Chief Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, who would be receiving an award alongside Dr.Elvis Enyioko at the all-important epoch making event for his giant strides on youths empowerment.

Unveiling a brief Profile of Ugwumba Nwosu:

Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, MNITP,  is an illustrious son of Umunwokwe, Eziama-Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.

Hon.Uche Nwosu was born on the 8th of August,1975 into the family of Late Rev. Daniel Nwaobi Nwosu and Mrs. Jemaimah Nwosu.

Uche Nwosu is a Town Planner, an astute businessman and a God fearing politician who have divinity and humanity and ever compassionate to add value positively into the lives of Imolites in particular and Nigerians at large.

Ugwumba as his Chieftaincy tittle is now a household name of a no mean note read to serve the people as a  philanthropist.

He is a bridge builder and the initiator of Ugwumba Centre for Leadership Development in Africa


Ugwumba Uche Nwosu  rise from grass to grace without help from anywhere but God is an inspiration to young people of Africa



Young Uche had his primary education at Shehu Sanda Kerimi Primary School Maiduguri between 1982 and 1988. This was followed by his secondary training at the Government Secondary School, Gubio, Borno State, and Comprehensive Secondary School Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre, Imo state (1988-1994). He finished the WAEC School Certificate in flying colours.

The death of his father in 1983 and that of his elder brother, who was the benefactor of the family, made life very unbearable for young Uche. He then had no choice than to relocate to Aba in Abia State where he lived with his elder sister and six other people in one room apartment. He hawked oranges and local ice water in all the nooks and crannies of the city in order to feed.

Being traumatised by the death of her elder son after losing her husband, his mother later asked him to come back home and stay with her in Eziama Obaire where she was doing the work of a hired labourer in order to make ends meet.

While in the village, Uche did menial jobs like serving as a labourer in construction sites, from which he managed to make some savings.  Determined to further his education against all odds, Uche struggled to seek admission into the higher institution. In the face of hardship, Uche through her mother’s counsel remained resolute and faithful to God exhibiting high level of honesty, character and above all, love for mankind. As a boy, despite not having anything, Uche gave all in his possession to his friends which earned him the nickname “Onyeoma” the good one among his peers.

In 1995, he secured admission into Imo State University, Owerri, where he studied Urban and Regional Planning. He pursued his studies at the university with zeal and commitment from 1995 to 2000 when he graduated with a B.Sc second class honours degree. His capacity to lead and think creatively was tested many times in school and he never failed the tests.

During his time in the university, he passionately played active roles in the Students’ Union politics, culminating in his being elected the first Students’ Union Government (SUG) Director of Transport in IMSU. During his time as the Director of Transport, he played an outstanding role towards the uplift of that section. Subsequently, he became the Secretary of SUG Caretaker Committee and later Secretary of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Imo State Chapter.

After he failed to obtain scholarship to study abroad, Uche was thrown into the labour market and subsequently he was identified by Owelle Rochas Okorocha. Uche was a hard worker dedicated to the fullest and that won the admiration of his employer as Nwosu possesses competence, hard work, attentiveness to detail and strength of character which would always warm him into the hearts of people who come across him.

In all the positions Uche worked on, he exhibited the attributes of a good leader with honesty and integrity as his watch word. He inspired anyone who came across his path, a good listener, slow to anger, a humble man who never forgets where he is coming from.



In recognition of his hard work, diligence and sense of responsibility, the Governor of Imo State in April 2012 found him worthy to be appointed an Honourable Commissioner. He was charged with the responsibility of overseeing the tough and challenging Ministry of Lands, Survey, and Urban Development which is his area of training.

As Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Urban Planning, Nwosu performed creditably well and brought numerous innovations to the ministry, top of which were the re-certification and digitalisation of certificate of occupancy (C of O). He opened numerous layouts in the state and created Imo Lands and Lands, among others.

He boosted workers’ morale to enable them perform excellently through special welfare packages and incentives. He carried every worker along, irrespective of level and positionand introduced a training program to ensure workers are kept up to date with local and international best practices. These and many more brought normalcy to land administration in the state. Imo State can today comfortably boast as the state with the highest number of layouts in Nigeria, all courtesy of the pragmatism of the young, vibrant and dynamic Nwosu.
While serving in different capacities and as a result of his outstanding performance as noted above, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has won many awards including the best commissioner in urban development in Nigeria in 2014.

As a result of his outstanding performances noted above, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha (OON) considered him as a suitable candidate and appointed him his Chief of Staff on June 2015 till September 2018.

Uche has set up different charitable organizations and is interested like no other in the training and uplifting of the girl child.

Nwosu’s rise to stardom mirrors William Shakespeare’s words in his ‘Twelfth Night’: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
The progressive and sustained rise to stardom of the Eziama Obaire-born hard worker, humanitarian cum politician is purely as a result of the combination of the above factors. He posses  all the attributes of a great leader


TRADITIONAL TITLES:
UGWUMBA  I of Imo State, titled given by Traditional Rulers from Imo State.

He was Crowned (Turban)  by His Eminence, Alhaji Bilyaminu Usman Othman, Emir of Dass Bauchi as the first Non-Muslim to be Turbaned as DAN ZAKI DASS in the History of the Emirate.

OCHINANWATA 1 of Abia State.

ADEYEMI of Yoruba Land by the Yoruba Community in Imo State.

 PHILANTROPHY AND COUNTRY SERVICES:

He established Ezihe Foundation.

Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa.

Built Markets in many Communities in Imo State.

Empowered more than 1000 Youths/Women in Imo State.

Renovation of several Churches in the State.

Sank boreholes in many Autonomous Communities in Imo State.

Sponsored Electricity Projects in many Autonomous Communities in Imo State.

He has given series of Educational Scholarship to several Imo indigenes in home and abroad.

He is married to a virtues woman, Chief Mrs.Uloma Rochas Uche Nwosu (Nee Okorocha) with beautiful children blessed by God.

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