Ukpor is the headquarters of Nnewi South Local Government Area in Anambra State, South-East Nigeria. Ukpor an idyllic town set on the hills, as with most contemporary Igbo towns is home to very successful and influential people cutting across various
works of life, we have scanned through to bring you 7 (seven) of the most influential
Ukpor citizens blazing the trail in their respective industries.
- Chief Mbazulike Amechi
Popularly known as (the boy is good) is an elder statesman and a politician from Ukpor. He is Nigeria’s first aviation Minister. A great icon who has attracted presidents to Ukpor. He belongs to the class of the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe who fought for Nigeria’s independence. The nonagenarian is widely revered and respected across Nigeria. He is indeed a legend and a hero.
Popularly known as (MADAM DUE PROCESS); Oby is a daughter of Ukpor and though her reputation transcends local, regional and national boundaries and has served as Federal Minister in the Obasanjo regime, and a Vice president of the World Bank, Africa division with success, it is pertinent to cite Ukpor being the place of her birth as the base on which all that success was built. The Harvard University alumnus was also a presidential candidate in the last general elections.
The youngest and most dynamic of those on this list, Dr Arinze Madueke the Ezeana Okaka na Ukpor has consistently shown savvy across various facets of life. The 34-year-old US-trained medical doctor is an astute entrepreneur,he is the brain behind Zidora Group a conglomerate with diverse interest ranging from Travels and Tour, Technology, Media, Education, Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, as well as Pharmaceuticals. A seasoned philanthropist, who have transformed lives Across Africa through his charity organization ZIDORA AID FOUNDATION (ZAF), ZAF is a nonprofit charity organization, doing fantastic work with the disabled, the less privileged, the disenfranchised, and Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
- Chief Cletus Oragwa
This young and dynamic Ukpor native is blazing the trail in the communications industry with his ZENCO COMMUNICATIONS, a top player in the smartphone sales business with partnerships with major brands, notably TECNO LIMITED. He is also chairman of Craft Method Limited, owners of the marketing rights for the ‘Mario&Juliet‘ diaper line and just recently signed superstar singer Davido as an ambassador for the brand. The Lagos based business mogul is also a real estate guru.
The Odenigbo N Ukpor is a highly successful businessman and President of TONEZ group a conglomerate with diverse importation, production and manufacturing interest. His TONEZ Motors Limited, a subsidiary of TONEZ group has the exclusive franchise for the sale of Jinbei Hiace buses from Shenyang Brilliance Jinbei Auto Co. Ltd. China in the Nigerian market. He is widely influential across Nigeria.
- Chief Emmanuel Nwachukwu
The Onodugo of Ukpor is a seasoned technocrat with years of experience working in the private sector. He is President General of the Ukpor Improvement Union (UIU), the foremost socio/economic body in Ukpor aimed at community development. He is Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Financial Officer of Ascot Wilbros Limited, a major oil/gas servicing firm in Nigeria.
- Chief Dr Nkoli Imoh (Adadioramma)
Popular philanthropist and Socialite; Chief Mrs Nkoli Imoh (Adadioramma) is a prominent daughter of Ukpor, providing succour to thousands of women in Anambra State through her Adadioranma Foundation; she is roundly connected and very influential.
- Rt Honourable Rita Maduagwu
The former speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly is an illustrious daughter of Ukpor having become only the 3rd female speaker Anambra has ever had, blazing the trail for women to follow. She is married to a prominent son of Ukpor; Barrister Hyacinth Maduagwu and they are blessed with children.