NIGERIA: Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Biography And Profile
Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was born on March 20, 1964. He is a happily married man, popularly known as “Gburugburu”, a word derived from the chieftaincy title of Dunu Gburugburu of Orba, conferred on him by his native Orba people in Udenu council area of Enugu State in 2002 before he ventured into partisan politics, Hon. Ugwuanyi, represents the Igbo-Eze North/Udenu federal constituency in the House of Representatives. Now serving out his third term in the House, a journey he began in 2003 when he won his first election into the Green Chambers of the national legislature, his entrance into the governorship race which recently resulted in his emergence as the consensus candidate of PDP has several phenomenal features.
A professional who passed through the proverbial mills to become a chief executive officer in the private sector, he is today acclaimed among the people of his constituency as a legislator who has ministered to the needs of his people like no one has ever done in the past in that realm. Giving deserved credence to his Legislative Interests: Economic Empowerment & Poverty Alleviation through improved legislative culture as well as his Target Achievements: Poverty Alleviation.
In terms of philanthropy, Hon.Ugwuanyi rose to become the 16th president of the Rotary Club of Emene in 2000 where he imbibed the Rotary principle of selfless service to humanity. This trait, he seems to have carried to his political career where he has been involved in quiet philanthropy.
His goodwill, especially in his federal constituency, spans the scholarships to needy students at all educational levels, infrastructural developments in educational institutions and in churches, provision of electric transformers to several communities in the constituency, which he attracted from the Federal Rural Electrification Agency, as well as provision of boreholes to solve the water needs of some communities in his constituency, among many others.
As the longest serving National Assembly member in the present Enugu North zone, he has clearly made his mark. He served as deputy chairman, House Committee on Public Service Matters; deputy chairman, House Committee on Pensions, and he is currently serving his second term as the chairman, House Committee on Marine Transport.
Under his leadership, the committee is undergoing a revolution to change the face of the sector, and usher in a regime of new legislations that would put marine transport in the country at par with what obtains internationally. Besides, under his chairmanship of the committee, an institute of marine studies is currently being established at the Enugu campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a project said to be gulping no less than N5 billion.
And there are many more developmental projects said to have been linked to Hon.Ugwuanyi known to loathe publicity of his philanthropic activities. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) and has attended so many professional courses within and outside Nigeria.
His emergence as consensus governorship candidate of the PDP is generally seen by those who read the real political pulse of the state as one of the best decisions taken by Governor Chime and the party leaders. Since he was pronounced consensus candidate, Hon. Ugwuanyi has garnered unprecedented support from people of all works of life.
It has been a verdict in the affirmative, a situation that has assumed phenomenal dimension. He is very popular and has the backing of the overwhelming majority of political leaders in the state.
– Gburugburu USA Campaign
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Biography And Profile: Brief Summary
Name: Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Gburugburu)
Date Of Birth:
20th March, 1964
Orba Ward I
Udenu Local Government Area
Igboeze North/Udenu Federal Constituency
Enugu North Senatorial District
People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Date Of Assumption:
29th May, 2011
Seat Up Date:
29th May, 2015
Marine Transport (Chairman)
Privatization And Commercialization
Science & Technology
State & Local Government Affairs
Previous Elected Office
Member, House Of Representatives 2003 – 2007
Member, House Of Representatives 2007 – 2015
Performing And Participating Member, House Of Representative
Chairman, Committee On Marine Transport
Deputy Chairman, Committee On Public Service Matters
Deputy Chairman, Committee On Pension
Member, Several Committee
Economic Empowerment And Poverty Alleviation Through Improved Legislative Culture
Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Of Business Administration And Master’s Of Science Degree.