Governor Theodore Ahamefule Orji

Governor Theodore Ahamefule OrjiTheodore Ahamefule Orji is the current Governor of Abia State Nigeria. He won an election for his second term on the 26th of April 2011on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Theodore Ahamefule Orji was born in Amaokwe Ugba, Umuahia – Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State in 1950. He attended Santa Crux Secondary School, Olokoro, Holy Ghost College, Owerri and obtained a Bachelor of Art Degree in English from the University of Ibadan in 1977. He enlisted for the National Youths Corps Scheme on graduation and was deployed to Sokoto State as a teacher at Government Secondary School, Shinkafi, Isa Local Government Area.

On completion of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme in 1978, Orji was employed as an Administrative Officer in the old Imo State civil service on 18th December, 1979. Subsequently, he served in various capacities in The Cabinet Office, Ministry of Lands and Survey, Ministry of Agriculture and Imo State Government House.

When Abia State was created in 1991, Orji returned to Umuahia where he served in Government House, Umuahia, Bureau of Budget and Planning and Ministry of Agriculture. On March 1st 1996, Orji was seconded to the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON) now INEC, Abia State as Administrative Secretary and was later redeployed to Enugu State in 1997 where he supervised the elections that ushered in the democratic government in the state in 1999. Thereafter, he returned to Abia State as Principal Secretary, Government House, Umuahia and later Chief of Staff to the Executive Governor.



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