WHO WAS Dr OKEZIE IKPEAZU BEFORE 2015?
Some had scornfully asked this question severally. Some even claimed he was a nobody before 2015.
Below is the profile of Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu before 2015.
Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, a native of Umuebere in Umuobiakwa village, Isialaukwu Mbato Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, was born October 18, 1964, to the family of late Pa Ishmael and Deaconess Bessie Ikpeazu.
Dr. Ikpeazu attended Amaise Central Primary School, Umuobiakwa. He had his secondary education at Eziama High School, Aba and Ihie High School, Isiala Ngwa, where he passed out in the year 1979.
After his secondary education, Okezie Ikpeazu proceeded to the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) where he studied Clinical Biochemistry and graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) Second Class Upper Division in August, 1984.
He later did his Masters in Biochemical Toxicoogy and defended his Thesis in the year 1990. In the year 1994, he bagged Doctorate Degree in Biochemical Pharmacology from University of Calabar.
Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu started his career as a Biochemist in August 1984, when he worked as a clinical biochemist in the medical laboratory of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) Port Harcourt, during his one year national youth service.
Dr. Ikpeazu later got employed as a Graduate-Assistant in the Department of Science Laboratory Technology, University of Maiduguri, where he lectured between 1986 and 1987.
He lectured also at the Calabar Polytechnic between the years 1990 and 1992. He later worked with Cash Bond Investments and Credits Ltd, Lagos between 1994 and 1996 as an Administrative Manger.
Dr. Ikpeazu eventually became a lecture 1 in the department of Applied Biochemistry, at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). While at ESUT, Ikpeazu was also lecturing on part-time bases at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, in the College of Basic Medical Sciences.
In the year 2002, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu was appointed the Transition Committee (TC) Chairman for Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia state.
After serving in the local government, he was appointed a Special Adviser to the Abia State Governor. He was further appointed the General Manager of Abia State Passengers Integrated Manifest and Safety Scheme (ASPIMSS), a position he held between the years 2007 and 2009.
In 2011, he was reappointed to the same position and he held the office until 2013, when he was appointed the Deputy General Manager, Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) Aba.
Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu became the Executive Governor of Abia state on 29th May 2015.
Dr. Okezie is married to Mrs. Nkechi Okezie Ikpeazu, and they have six children.
To be continued with his exploits from 2015 till date.