Peter Obi Biography, Award, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts

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Peter Obi Biography, Award, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts

Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party for 2023
Peter Gregory Obi  (born 19 July 1961) is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as the Governor of Anambra State two separate times from 2006 to 2014.
Born in  Onitsha  i961, Obi graduated from the  UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA  in 1984. Afterward, he entered business and banking, eventually rising to hold several high-ranking executive positions at banks. By the early 2000s, Obi was the chairman of the FIDELITY BANK  before leaving the position to enter politics.

Table Of Content

  • Biography
  • Early life
  • Education
  • Career
  • Personal life
  • Net worth
  • Awards
  • Controversy
  • Songs

Peter Obi Biography

Peter Obi fondly called ” okwute “( Rock) is a Nigerian Politician and businessman who was impeached while as governor of Anambra state in 2006 but the impeachment was overturned in 2007.

Peter Obi Early Life
Peter Obi is fondly called okwute and hails from AGULU, ANOCHA local government area in Anambra state. There is no publicly available information about his parents but it was said that he was born into a large Igbo catholic family. Peter Obi is the second born of the family, he has two brothers and two sisters
They are:
* Bibiana Adani ( elder sister)
* Fabian Obi CHINWUBA
* Joseph Ndide Obi
* Martina Obi

His elder sister Bibiana Adani is late. She reportedly died from an undisclosed ailment and was buried at her husband’s place in 2018 in the village, of Ukana in Enugu state.

*FABIAN Obi’s younger brother According to some sources is an ordained Reverend Father. In October 2020, he was appointed as the acting rector of the BLESSED IWENE TANSI major seminary in Onitsha.

Ndibe Obi his other younger brother is reportedly managing one of Peter’s companies.

Details of the youngest sibling and sister alive, Martina Obi, are not publicly available.

Peter Obi Profile

Peter Obi Biography, Award, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts

 

Real Name: Peter Gregory Ob
Popular Name: Peter Obi
Born: 18th July 1961
Age: 61 years
Birth Place: Anambra
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Politician
Wife Margaret Brownson
Marital status: Married
Children 2

 

 

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Peter Obi Education
Peter Obi attended Christ the king college, Onitsha where he obtained his west Africa secondary school certificate (WASSCE). He later gained admission into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1980 and bagged a Bachelor of Art (BA) in philosophy in 1984. Peter Obi attended Lagos business school Nigeria, where he did his chief executive program.
He also attended Harvard business school, Boston, USA, where he did two programs (Mid To Mid Marketing).

Other schools he attended include:
* London school of economics
* Columbia business school, New York, USA
* Institute for management developments, Switzerland where he also got two certificates.
* Kellogg graduate school of management, USA (Advanced Executive Program).
*Kellogg school management USA (Global Advanced Management Leadership Program).
*Oxford University
*Cambridge University

As noted earlier, Peter Obi is a businessman, he started his life as a trader, a path which is not surprising since he was born into the corporate world and has served in numerous positions for different companies.

Some of Peter’s pre-political positions

* Former chairman of fidelity bank PLC
* Former chairman of guardian express mortgage, bank Ltd
* Former chairman of future views securities Ltd
* Former chairman of Paymaster Nigeria PLC
* Former director of Guardian express bank PLC
* Former director of Chams Nigeria PLC
* Former director of Emerging Capital Ltd
* Former director of card centre Plc.

Peter Obi Personal Life
Marital life and status
Peter Obi got married to Margaret Brownson in 1992. Their marriage is blessed with two children (a boy and a girl).
Meanwhile, Peter Obi has tried to keep his private life off the public eye.

Peter Obi’s children
The names are Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi (Male younger) and Gabriella Nwammaka Frances Obi (female elder). His daughter, Nwammaka is married to a Chicago-raised businessman, Chukwuma Okeke-Ojindu. The wedding was held in April 2022. She is a secondary school teacher.
Peter Son, Gregory is a philosophy graduate from Bristol university, England.

Peter Obi Award

*Sun newspaper man of the year(2007).
* Thursday Newspaper most prudent Governor in Nigeria(2009).
* This day’s Governor of the decade (2020).
* Champions newspaper is Nigeria’s most trustworthy Governor (2009).
*West Africa ICT development award for Governor of the year (2010).
* Zik leadership prize (2011).
* Bill and Melinda gates foundation best performing Governor on immunization in southeast Nigeria (2012).
* Eze Ife leadership foundation’s leadership and good governance award (2012).

Peter Obi Achievement/ Career

*He was the first gubernatorial candidate in Nigeria to legally challenge to its logical conclusion, his governorship electoral victory that was denied him.
He won in court and reclaimed its mandate.
*He was the first Governor in Nigeria to challenge wrongful impeachment and was re-installed by the court.
* He was the first Governor whilst still in office, to be approved a special adviser to the president.
* Though the only non-PDP Governor in the southeast ( made up of 5 states), he was elected by the other 4 PDP Governors as their chairman for 8years rather than the usual year.

Some fundamental achievements as the Governor of Anambra state.

* Anambra was the first state to commerce sub sovereign wealth. Savings are the first of their kind in sub-Sahara Africa. He left the equivalent of $500million in investment as well as local and foreign currency, including $156 million in dollar-denominated bonds.
* Through the partnership with the church in the health sector, his government-funded in the transformation:
* Iyienu hospital, Ogidi
* Our lady of Lourdes hospital, Ihiala.
* St. Charles Boroomeo hospital, Onitsha.
* Holy Rosary hospital, waterside, Onitsha.
* St. Joseph hospital, Adazi Nnukwu.

Peter Obi’s Net Worth

Nigerian Politician Peter Obi has a net worth of $10 Million

Peter Obi Social Media

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