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Sir Chikwendu Ukaobasi Udensi - businessman and politician

Sir Chikwendu Ukaobasi Udensi was born on the 7th of April, 1962 in rustic city of Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital to the family of Mazi Chukwuma Emmanuel Udensi and late Madam Ijeoma Janet Udensi of Ndi Okoro compound, Atani village, Arochukwu, Abia State.

His father Mazi Emmanuel Udensi a retired Technical Officer with the Abakaliki Urban Council, also served as the Principal Technical Officer on the construction of Ariaria International market, Aba while his mother late Madam Janet Udensi, a native of Idume Ogwa in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State was a trained nurse, who retired as an administrator from the Nurse Services Division of Imo State.

The last among Sir and Lady Emmanuel Udensi’s five children is Sir Chikwe Udensi who is fondly called Akudo, Akudo attended Urban Primary School, Abakaliki; Aggrey Memorial Secondary School, Arochukwu; The Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu; Warwick University, Coventry and bagged a Master Degree from the Forte Bragg University, North Carolina, USA.

Upon the completion of his education and on his return to Nigeria, he worked with Sungold Group Ltd as its Chief Executive Officer and thereafter established the following firms: Sheiks and Bishops Ltd; Consolidated Marketing Ltd; Continental Healthcare Ltd; Stockbridge and Stake Insurance Brokers Ltd; Summer Sun Ltd and Aspen Security Ltd.

In 2008, he was appointed the Secretary General of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), an umbrella body that oversees the activities of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.

Sir Udensi’s ingenuity gave birth to the vehicle and motorcycle plate number presently in use in the country. He is and for a long time the only African Agent of International Police (Interpol). He has also made pioneering efforts in many sectors of the South African and Nigerian economies. He consults for the Nigeria Police and has brought his rich wealth of experience to bear in transforming the image of the force. He was also a consultant on Revenue generation to the Lagos State government and is the author of Revenue Generation, Problems and Prospects.

Amiable, gold hearted and compassionate, Akudo has touched many lives in many positive ways. His philanthropy knows no bound as he has given various scholarships to many students from diverse backgrounds.

A businessman of international standing and repute, astute and intelligent, he is a member of the British Institute of Marketing; International Automobile Association; Association of Revenue Consultants etc.

Sir Udensi is a Knight of St Christopher of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.

He was bestowed with the prestigious Ugwu Aro title in 2009 by the Aro monarch and the entire Aro kingdom, also holds the title of Akudo 1 of Attah, Owo Sontowo of Ikoroduland and was recently bestowed with Ebube Dike 1 of Aba by Imperial Majesty, Eze (Dr) I.A.Ikonne (JP)

He relaxes by travelling, football, swimming and table tennis. Sir Udensi is married to Lady Chidinma Udensi and they are blessed with children

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