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businessman , politician

Kenneth Ugwu Nnamani is a former Nigerian senator who represented the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State. He became a senator in 2003, and was president of the Senate of Nigeria from 2005 to 2007.

Background

Ken Nnamani was born on November 2, 1948 in Enugu, Nigeria.

Education

Ken Nnamani holds both BBA and MBA degrees from the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Career

Ken Nnamani worked for Du Pont De Nemours International and Geneva and Nova Chemicals International as marketing executive and later as a consultant. He was the principal consultant, Maredec Limited.

He began his political when he was elected to the senate for Enugu East in 2003. He was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Federal Character & Governmental Affairs and member of committees on Privatization, Federal Capital Territory and Appropriation & Finance. He became president of the Senate of Nigeria from April 5, 2005 to 2007, taking this post after Adolphus Wabara resigned due to allegations of corruption.

Achievements

  • On 6 May 2008 the Ken Nnamani Centre for Leadership and Development was launched in Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital city, with the goal of facilitating qualitative and transformation leadership and development in Africa.

Religion

Although much is not known about his religious beliefs, Ken is a man who believes that irrespective of our religious background, we are children of God.

Politics

Speaking in August 2006, Nnamani said "In a multicultural and multi-religious country like Nigeria credible elections provide platforms for different constituents of the republic to continue to collaborate to promote the good of all. The 2007 election is arguably the most important election in Nigeria ... The 2007 elections in Nigeria hold the key to entrenching democracy in Nigeria."

In a June 2009 interview, Ken Nnamani expressed concerns about progress towards full democracy in Nigeria. He said "History tells us that there has never been a consolidated democracy without a robust and large middle class. Nigeria does not have a middle class and it is therefore no surprise that our democracy is weak and reversible."

Views

Quotations: "the region is supporting the president because they do not want the Second Niger Bridge abandoned. The region wants the president to continue in office because the region's busiest highway, the Enugu Onitsha highway, is in terrible condition and that only a Jonathan led government beyond 2015 can fix it. We do not want trial and error. The region's only international airport in Enugu need to be completed.

""In a multicultural and multi-religious country like Nigeria credible elections provide platforms for different constituents of the republic to continue to collaborate to promote the good of all. The 2007 election is arguably the most important election in Nigeria ... The 2007 elections in Nigeria hold the key to entrenching democracy in Nigeria."

"History tells us that there has never been a consolidated democracy without a robust and large middle class. Nigeria does not have a middle class and it is therefore no surprise that our democracy is weak and reversible."

Connections

He is married, and has children

father:
Mr. Nnamani

colleague:
Adolphus Wabara - Nigerian - politician
Adolphus Wabara - colleague of Ken Nnamani

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