In life some leaders are born great, some have greatness bestowed on them by providence while some achieve greatness by hard work,
Onuzo Chudi Raphael is indeed a rare combination of these three phenomenal traits.
Born on 14th June 1945, Chudi comes from Ubulu in the Oru-West LGA of Imo State, Nigeria.
Sir Barr Chudi Onuzo has risen to the pinnacle of greatness and stardom. Propelled by the virtues of hard work, honesty and an unalloyed faith in God.
Among his academic & Qualificationsare the following:
LLB 2nd Class Upper Honours, University of Buckingham, United Kingdom in 1992
BL 2nd Class Upper Honours, Nigerian Law School, 2006.
Management Certificate University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah USA. 1981.
BBC News Writers' Diploma, BBC London. 1977.
Advanced Coaching Certificate (Hockey)
National Institute of Sports, Patiala Punjab India.1972.
He is a professional Icon of superlative class, a pace setter and an accomplished administrator.
He was Director -General Imo Broadcasting Corporation, Owerri 1996-1998
Executive Chairman, Christian Voice Newspaper, Owerri
Chairman, All Progressive Grand Alliance, Imo State 2013 - 2014
Chairman & State Co-ordinator Children Evangelism Ministry (CEM) Imo State.
In addition to the administrative and executive positions in the broadcast media, he is also well known as an accomplished interviewer, news caster and a programme moderator.
Sir Chudi Onuzo is a veteran journalist. He is a Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Sales Management
Member, Guild of Lay Readers Diocese of Oxford, UK.
Life member, Bible Society of Nigeria
Life Member, Nigerian Red Cross Society
Member, Owerri Club.
Member, Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International and many others
Sir Barr Chudi Onuzo is a meticulous and articulate administrator.
He pioneered the establishment of the following organizations and managed them effectively
Pioneer Head of Television News, East Central State Broadcasting Corporation, Enugu 1975-1976
Pioneer Head of News & Current Affairs, NTA Channel Six Aba 1976-1980.
Pioneer Ag CEO Imo Television Channel 59, Owerri. 1981.
Pioneer Executive Chairman, Christian Voice Newspaper 2001.
Co -Founder Guardians of The Nations International & Chairman Board of Trustees. 1996.
In Politics, Sir Chudi has blazed like a legend. He was running mate to Chief Martin Agbaso in 2007 under APGA
He was the immediate past Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
He is the Director General of Imo Nkeanyi Movement & Chairman, Dr. Linus Okorie Campaign Organization.
Sir Onuzo has made substantial contributions to the development of the Amadehi, Ubulu community in the Oru-West LGA of Imo State.
In recognition of his selfless services to humanity, Sir Barr Chudi Onuzo is a recipient of an avalanche of International and national Awards. All through his life, he has remained a dedicated and committed Christian. He is a member of the Sacred Order of the Knights of St. Christopher of the Anglican Communion.
He has been a regular preacher , teacher, motivational speaker over the past thirty -five years and has delivered over two hundred talks, lectures, papers and sermons.
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen we present to you, Sir Barr Chudi Onuzo a distinguished, illustrious and celebrated Nigerian.
Congratulations from all of us at Face Of Arise Africa