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Chukwuemeka Ezeife

Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Nigerian government official. Recipient Faculty prize University College Ibadan, 1963; named Okwadike (chieftain) Igbo-Ukwu Town, 1983. Member Nigerian Economics Society.


  • Ezeife, Chukwuemeka was born on November 20, 1939 in Igbo-Ukwu, Awambra, Nigeria. Son of Joshua Okeke and Virginia Nwafor (Ezeude) Ezeife.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics with honors, University London, Ibadan, 1964. Master of Arts in Economics, Harvard University, 1971, Doctor of Philosophy, 1972.


    • Teacher Salvation Army, Eastern Nigeria, 1955-1961. Marketing trainee Nigerian Breweries Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria, 1964-1965. Lecturer in economics Makarere University, Uganda, 1967-1969.

      Federal civil servant Government of Nigeria, 1965-1967, 72-86. Chairman Productivity Prices and Incomes Board, 1982-1983. Permanent secretary, Ministry of Labor, 1983-1984, permanent secretary, chairman Nigerian Enterprises Promotion Board, Lagos, since 1984.

      Honorary member Constituent Assemby. Managing director Basic Commerce & Finance Ltd., now chairman. President/general Ogbo-Ukwu Development Union.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications Patron various social and civic organizations, since 1980. Chairman Igbo-Ukwn Think Tank, since 1982.


    Member Nigerian Economics Society. Clubs: Ikoyi (Lagos). Member Social Democratic Party.


    • Married Njideka C. Orajuika, March 29, 1969. Children: Ogelue, Nneka, Enyinna, Ozue, Ebubedike, Enuma, Agbachukwu.
    • father: Joshua Okeke Ezeife
    • mother: Virginia Nwafor (Ezeude) Ezeife
    • spouse: Njideka C. Orajuika
    • children: Ogelue Ezeife
    • Nneka Ezeife
    • Enyinna Ezeife
    • Ozue Ezeife
    • Ebubedike Ezeife
    • Enuma Ezeife
    • Agbachukwu Ezeife
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    Born November 20, 1939