Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria’s New Minister of Science and Technology. #Profile

Dr. Christopher Ogbonnaya Onu was born 64 years ago in Ebonyi State.
He attended Mary Knoll College, Ogoja, Cross River State, Izzi High School, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and the College of Immaculate Conception, Enugu.
He obtained a First Cla$$ Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos. He also obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy (PH.D) Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
For a brief period, he was a Teaching a$$istant at the Department of Chemical Engineering at his alma mater, University of California, Berkeley. He was also a member of the Research Centre of Western Electric Corporation in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
On his return to Nigeria, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu became the pioneer Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Dr. Onu was a former Governor of Old Abia State, made up of today’s Abia and Ebonyi States.
He has also been National Chairman of the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP), a position he held until the party teamed up with other progressive parties to form the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).


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