SENATOR OSITA IZUNASO – Founder and Chairman of Board
Precisely on October 30, 1966 in the commercial nerve centre of the South East, Onitsha, witnessed the birth of a child of destiny to the family of Late Chief Joseph and Chief Mrs. Florence Izunaso of Ubahudara Ohakpu Community in Oru West L.G.A of Imo State. Circumstantially, his birth in the month of October is significant with Nigerian's independence and the turn around of things for this quiet community of Ohakpu. His parents chose to name him “OSITADINMA”, which translates to mean “from this day forward, it shall be all right/well with this man/family, community and all manner of people who would have one thing or the other to do with this child of destiny.
Today, having caught the real picture of his future, Ositadinma has lived with his name, shinning like “Kpakpando” (star) a name sure to him by the people of Orlu. He adequately equipped himself for the future. He had his foundational education at Onitsha and Secondary Education at Oguta, Imo State. After which he proceeded to obtain his Advanced level papers from the school of Basic Studies, Makurdi, Benue State (1986) while taking his bachelors degree from the University of Jos, Plateau State (1989).
Not done with education, he proceeded to International Institute of Journalism, Abuja (1998) to obtain a diploma in journalism and later bagged his masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calabar, Cross-River State (2002).
Having adequately equipped himself academically, young Osita traveled to Ibadan, Oyo State for the mandatory one year national service in 1989 and thereafter took up his pen as the Chief correspondent of satellite Newspapers as well as its FCT Bureau Chief. This assignment properly positioned him because he used it as a spring board to launch himself to an attitude that has kept rising till today.
Accordingly, he served with Finesse and dexterity under Rt. Hon. Agunwa Anaekwe, speaker, House of Representatives from 1992 to when the military terminated the democratic regime of this administration in 1993. Similarly, he managed the media affairs for the Hon. Minister of Youths and Sports (1995-1997), Hon. Minister of Labor and Productivity (1998-1999) and returned to National Assembly Abuja to serve in this same capacity with the then President of the Senate, Late Chief Evan Enwerem in the Senate President's Office (1999-2000) while exploring his private entrepreneurship as a media consultant to several establishments and corporate bodies between 2000 and 2001.
In the same year, he took up another appointment with his state government under Former Governor Achike Udenwa as his Executive Assistant on Publicity and strategy (2001-2002), as well as the chairman of the Broadcasting Company IBC and in (2003) he honoured his people's call to represent the Ohaji Egbema / Oguta / Oru West Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives. From the House of Representative he seemed as the chairman of the House Committee for Housing and Urban Development.
Hon. Osita Izunaso distinguished himself through pungent contributions on the floor of the House and in oversight functions. Obviously, this showed that he was nurturing the political traits within him for a long while to the extent that he carried out his activities as an old veteran. Having acquitted himself creditably between 2003-2007, he was granted the opportunity to represent the entire Imo West (Orlu) Senatorial District in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria largely for his qualitative representation in the House, humility and focus which he implored in the enhancement of the living standards of his people.
Being a man equipped with focus and foresight, he drive to enhance the living standards of his people and committed to serving them.
He is a man respected across Nigeria and abroad for his disposition on equity, fairness and justice for the citizens of Nigeria. He is an active member of several professional bodies. Senator Osita is a Catholic and member, knight of St. John's International. Married with four children, he is a man deeply rooted in tradition and has several titles to his credit but popularly known as “Kpakpando”. The joint association of the people living with disability honoured him with a title “Enyi Umu Ogbenye” which means in English ‘friend to the poor and needy’
Truly, he is one man many persons cherish to associate with while he effortlessly leaves very strong impressions on people he comes across.
MRS IFEOMA IZUNASO
Mrs. Ifeoma Izunaso was born to the family of Chief and Lady Martins Nnorom of Mbosi Community in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. She had her primary education at Premier Primary School Onitsha and after her secondary education in Queens College Onitsha, she proceeded to Enugu State University of Technology Enugu, ESUT where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance.
Mrs. Izunaso thereafter carried out her mandatory one year National Youth Service at the Central Bank of Nigeria after which she secured employment with the National Directive of Employment (NDE). She later moved over to Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria where she worked as a Manager. Mrs. Ifeoma Izunaso is married to Senator Osita Izunaso and has four (4) children. Her hobbies include travelling, recreation and footballing. She is a Christian and a Lady of the Catholic Church.
BARR (MRS) NGOZI NJOKU
An educationist, Lawyer, Philanthropist and a woman activist.Born into a Royal family of His Royal Highness Late Eze Johnson Iheagboro Nzekwe Ishi-Igbo of Owerre Nkuji in Nkwerre L.G.A. Happily married to Chief Felix Okechukwu Njoku of Umudiagba Abajah in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State and blessed with five children.
Obtained NCE Certificate in History / Sociology from Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri, Imo State.
Bagged a Law Degree LLB from University of Lagos and also a Barrister at Law BL from Nigerian Law School. She was a dint of the legal practice in Sam Ogumbamila Chambers in Lagos before she joined politics. She has held the following political positions namely: Member Nwangele South Local Government Development Centre, Orlu Zonal Women Leader, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Director General Imo Foundation and recently Commissioner for Health, Women Affairs and Social Development.