Portrait of An Achiever: Dr Fabian Chijioke Ihekweme


Born into the family of late Chief Sebastian and Lolo Luisa Ihekweme of Mgboma Alike Ikenanzizi Obowo L.G.A, he attended his primary and Secondary education at St. Theresa's Primary School Ikenanzizi and St. Paul's Secondary School Ikenanzizi, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) and West African School Certificate (WASC) respectively.

In 1988, Dr. Fabian Ihekweme left the country for India and obtained his Pre- University Certificate (PUC) at Gurunanak Matriculation Higher Secondary School Madras India in 1989 and same year, he was admitted into the prestigious University of Madras India where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Arts in Political Science in 1992 & 1994 respectively.

The erudite Scholar proceeded further in 1996 and obtained the advanced certificate in Spoken German (Lektorat 1& 11) from the University of Goettingen Germany and further acquired yet another Advanced Certificate in Spoken German (Mittelstufe) in 1997 from the same University of Goettingen, Germany.

After he successfully completed the courses he set out in Deutsch, Dr. Fabian Ihekweme was admitted into the prestigious university of Hamburg Germany in 1996 to begin a PhD programme also in political Science. He successfully completed the programme in the year 2000 and was awarded PhD in Political Science.

Dr. Ihekweme is happily married with two Children and has written so many books which includes but not limited to State-making, Nation-building and Civil Society in Nigeria 1960 - 1999. Hamburger press Germany 2000, Nigeria and the June 12th Debacle: Tay: State-making, Nation-building and Civil Society in Nigeria 1960 - 1999. Hamburger press Germany 2000, Nigeria and the June 12th Debacle: Tayodek group, Abuja. Effective and efficient Public Governance in a Democratic System. New Castle Press. Owerri, 2000., Africanisher Politisher Kampf - Journal of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, Germany. page 6,25-38 and many other books.

Dr. Fabian Ihekeweme speaks Igbo, English, Deutsch (German), Tamil and Hindi languages fluently.

He was Financial Secretary, Nigerian Students' Union India: 1991 - 1992, President Nigerian Community India: 1993 - 1994, Chairman African Students' Forum India 1993 - 1994, President Nigerian Goettingen Germany: 1996 - 1997, President and Founder, International Charity Foundation, Goettingen e.v Germany since 1999, Secretary General: FCT Development Forum 2003 - 2005.

He has worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science University of Hamburg, Germany, Assistant Director; Center for African research and Political Development, University of Hamburg, Germany. General Manager, Tayodek group of Companies Nigeria Ltd. Garki Abuja, Consultant Senate Committee on Rules and Business, National Assembly Abuja. Senior Legislative Aide to the Deputy Senate Leader (SLA). Chairman SEPCO global Investments Ltd. Chairman Board of Directors Imo Newspaper Ltd Owerri. Lecturer National Open University of Nigeria and lately Adviser to the Senate President.

Dr. Ihekweme has contributed so much both in human capacity building, political Stability, development of Imo state and of course Nigeria. In 2007, he contested the governorship election in Imo State and has made so many sacrifices for the good of our dear state.

In philanthropy, Dr. Ihekweme's name is already written in gold as he has touched so many lives positively and it is a well known fact that anyone that comes in contact with him has always a great testimony to give about him.

Now as a commissioner, Imo people believe strongly that his appointment will contribute in no small measure to the realization of the big three 'R' concept of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery policy of his Excellency Sen. Hope Uzodinma, the Executive Governor of Imo State