NIGERIA: Victor Ndoma-Egba Biography And Profile

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NIGERIA: Victor Ndoma-Egba Biography And Profile

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  • Victor Ndoma-Egba was born in 8 March 1956 in Ikom, Cross River State on 8th March 1956
  • He was briefly at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus before proceeding to the University of Lagos where he obtained the LL.B (honour) degree in 1977, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978 making him a member of the famous 1978 set the set with the highest number of Supreme Court Justices and Senior Advocates of Nigeria

Victor Ndoma-Egba was born in 8 March 1956 in Ikom, Cross River State on 8th March 1956. He was briefly at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus before proceeding to the University of Lagos where he obtained the LL.B (honour) degree in 1977, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978 making him a member of the famous “1978 set” the set with the highest number of Supreme Court Justices and Senior Advocates of Nigeria.

He subsequently obtained the LL.M from the University of Calabar and various certificates from the Irish Development Institute, Shannon Ireland, Stanford and Harvard Universities in the United States of America. He had extensively practiced law in all the Superior Courts of record for several years.

Victor Ndoma-Egba was appointed Commissioner for Works and Transport in Old Cross River State (Cross River and Akwa Ibom States) at the age of 27 and concurrently acted as Commissioner for Justice and pioneer Chief Executive of the States Directorate of Foods Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI); had served as Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority in the 3rd Republic and has chaired the Boards of Companies in the private sector with interest ranging from banking, construction and manufacturing.

Ndoma-Egba was once the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Calabar Branch, and President of the Calabar Chamber of Commerce, before he was elected as senator in the 5th (2003–2007) National Assembly representing Cross River Central Senatorial District.

Senator Ndoma-Egba is a member of senate committees on Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Information and Media, Rules & Business, Committee on Immortalization of Senators and a member of the Pan African Parliament.He holds two National honours, Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) and Commander of the Niger (CON).

Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2004, the only one so far from the National Assembly and outside legal practice and academics.

Victor Ndoma-Egba was re-elected to the Senate in 2007 and 2011. He had served as the first Chairman of Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, (5th Senate) Deputy Senate Leader (6th Senate) and is currently Senate Leader of the Nigerian Senate and is credited with over 22 bills including the Freedom of Information bill which is now an Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He is very widely travelled and was leader of the Nigeria Delegation and member of the Association of Senates, Shooras and Equivalent Councils in Africa (ASSECAA). He is currently leader of the Nigerian delegation to and member of the Pan African Parliament, Midrand, South Africa and was a delegate to the 50th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Victor Ndoma-Egba was the President of the First Africa Legislative Summit and has served as special Envoy of Mr. President and Commander-in-Chief.He reads, writes and plays lawn tennis avidly in his spare time. He is married to Amaka and has 3 children.He holds several honours (including several Chieftaincy titles), awards and prizes including the Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Prize

– Victor Ndoma-Egba


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