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   The Great One


   DR J O J OKEZIE
               THE "EZE OMEREOHA (1) of Bende,   The Eze Udo (1) of Abiriba

SURNAME                                                                            OTHER NAMES

Okezie                                                                                 Josiah Onyebuchi Johnson

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION                                           DATE OF BIRTH

L.S.M. ( Nigeria)                                                                       26th November, 1924

<>F.M.C.G.P. ( Nigeria)
 

STATE OF BIRTH                                                                 CITIZENSHIP

Abia State                                                                               Nigerian

FATHER’S  NAME                                                               WIFE’S NAME

<>Chief Johnson Okezie (Deceased)                                            Rose Chioma Onwuchekwa
 

MOTHER’S NAME                                                               NUMBR OF CHILDREN

Madam Esther Okezie (Deceased)                                           3 Sons, I Daughter

PROFESSION

Medical Profession

 

EDUCATION

 

St. Silas Primary School, Old Umuahia,                        1930 –36

Government College, Umuahia Ibeku                           1937 – 40

Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha,                1940 – 42

Higher College, Yaba,                                                 1943

Achimota College, Ghana                                           1943

Yaba College of Medicine                                           1944 – 47

University College, Ibadan                                           1948 – 49

Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland         1955 57

SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

1.        Assistant Medical Officer in the Civil Service of Nigeria            1950 – 54

2.                 Built and equipped the Ibeku Central Hospital 65 Bed Hospital at Umuahia Ibeku and was the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital from 1958 to date.

3.                 Senior Medical Officer in –charge of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Umuahia Ibekwu in 1970 after the end of the Nigerian Civil War.

4.                 Was for ten years (1960 – 70) Secretary of the Eastern Nigerian Branch of the Nigeria Medical Association.

5.                 Member Nigeria Medical Council 1956 – 66.

6.                 Secretary Eastern Nigeria Science Association 1961 – 63.

7.                 Association Editor of the Journal “The Nigerian Scientist: 1961 – 62

8.                 Was a member of the Eastern House of Assembly 1961 – 66

9.                 Member of the Federal Executive Council 1970 - 74 

10.              Federal Commissioner for Health 1970 – 71

11.             Federal Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources 1971 – 74.

12.             Was Conferred a Chieftancy Title of “EZE OMEREOHA (1) of Bende by The Ezes, Elders and the people of Old Bende Division Comprising Arochukwu/Ohafia Local Government Area, Bende Local Government Area and Ikwuano/ Umuahia Local Government Area.

13.              Chairman Imo State Branch of The Nigeria Medical Association 1974 – 78

14.              President Imo State to Abia Scout Council, 1976 to date.

15.             Patron Imo State Y.M.C.A 1976 to date.

16.             Patron Society for the Promotion of Igbo Language and Culture, 1976 to date.

17.             Life member Nigerian Red Cross Society since 1980 to date.

18.             National Patron Graduate Nurses Association of Nigeria since 1987 to date

19.             Patron Nigeria Union of Journalists Imo State Branch since 1980 to date.

20.              Patron Ibeku Students Association University of Nigeria – Nsukka. 

21.             Patron Recreation Club Umuahia Ibeku.

22.             Parton Keep Imo Beautiful Society 1985.

23.             Certificate of Merit International Year of the Football – Referees 1986.

24.             Certificate of honour Nigeria Union of Journalists Imo State Council 1987.

25.              Patron Government College Umuahia Old Boys Association 1989.

26.              Patron University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association Umuahia Branch 11992.

27.             Member Governing council Imo State University, now Abia State University 1991 – 92.

28.             Certificate of Gratitude for Financial and Material Support from the university of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, July 1990.

29.             Certificate of Roll of “Honour” awarded by the Nigeria Union of Journalists Imo State Council for Services rendered to society 1989.

30.              Medical Superintendent Ibeku Central Hospital, Umuahia Ibekwu.

31.             Life Member Nigeria Bible Society

32.             Member Nigeria Constituent Assembly 1977 – 78.   

33.             Chairman Governing council Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri, 1980 – 82

34.             Chairman Board of Directors African Continental Bank Ltd. 1982 – 84

35.             Eze Udo (1) of Abiriba 1983, by the Enachioken of Abiriba

36.             Knight of St. Christopher in the Anglican Church 1988.

37.             Awarded a Special Prize in 1988 by Time Magazine of America For being a SOPHISTICATED READER and ABILITY TO DISCUSS ISSUES INTELLIGENTLY and IMPERSSIVELY.

38.             Name included in the following International Publications:

(1)              MARQUIS WHO’S IN THE WORLD SINCE 1974

(2)               AFRICA WHO’S WHO BY AFRICA BOOKS

(3)              JOHN DICKLE AND ALAN RAKE, WHO’S WHO IN AFRICA.

(4)              DICTIONARY INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHY, A BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF CONTEMPORARY ACHIEVEMENT VOL. ELEVEN 1975 – ERNEST KAY: GENERAL EDITOR.

(5)              EUROPA: THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO 1972 TO DATE.

(6)              EUROPA: WHO’S WHO IS AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA 1975.

(7)              NEWSWATCH WHO’S WHO IN NIGERIA 1990.

(8)              INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO OF INTELLECTUALS 1998. WITH VOLUME XIII DEDICATED TO SIR JOSIAH O. J. OKEZIE IN HONOUR OF AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MEDICINE, SCIENCE, POLITICS AND THE CHURCH.

HOBBY:

(1)              READING OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND POEMS

(2)              GARDENING

(3)              KEEPING ANIMALS: PEACOCKS, ANTELOPES.


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PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES:

(1)              THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENCE 1959

(2)              ATOMIC RADIATION 1961

(3)              THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH 1976

(4)              EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY IN THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION 1976

(5)              THE ROLE OS TRADITIONAL RULERS IN PROMOTING WELL INFORMED CITIZENRY IN A DEVELOPING SOCITEY 1976.

(6)              REJOINDER TO PORTRAIT OF A LEADER 1985.

(7)              HOSPTIAL PLANNING BEING AN ADDRESS DELIVERED TO THE GRADUATE NURSES ASSOCAITION, HOTEL PRESIDENTIAL ENUGU, 1989

(8)              WATER POLLUTION BEING AN ADDRESS DELIVERED TO THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF UNN, DECEMBER 1988.

(9)              AGRARIAN REVOLUTION AND PUBLIC ENLIGHTMENT: BEING AN ADDRESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN DURING THE 1988 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA.

(10)          IMMUNIZATION: A CHANCE FOR EVERY CHILD: BEING AN ADDRESS DELIVERED ON WORLD HEALTH DAY SPEECH, 21ST APRIL 1987.

(11)          ALFERD NOBLE AND THE NOBLE PRIZES: BEING AN ADDRESS DELIVERED TO GOVERNMENT COLLEGE UMUAHIA OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION AT A DINNER ORGANIZED ON 6TH DECEMBER 1986.

(12)          PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION IN NURSING SERVICE: BEING AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF GRADUATE NURSES ASSOCATION CONCORD HOTEL OWERRI, 27TH FEBRUARY 1987.

(13)          ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TOXIC WASTE AND WATER POLLUTION: DELIVERED TO THE PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA, MODETEL HOTEL OWERRI, 14TH OCTOBER 1988.

(14)          SOME ISSUES IN OUR CONSTITUTION AS THEY AFFECT THE LEGAL PROFESSION: BEING AN ADDRESS DELIVERED TO THE UMUAHIA BAR ASSOCIATION ON FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER 1991.

(15)          NOISE: BEING AN ADDRESS TO THE NURSES AND MIDWIVES WEEK OCTOBER, 1990.

(16)          WATER POLLUTION: BEING AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE ANNUAL DINNER OF THE NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AT ABA, 24TH NOVEMBER 1990.

(17)          CHRISTIAN UNITY IN A CHANGING NIGERIA: BEING AN ADDRESS DELIEVRED TO THE ANNUAL SYNOD OF OWERRI DISTRICT OF THE METHODIST CHURCH: FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 1989.

(18)          NEO-COLONIALISM BEING AN ADDRESS PRESENTED TO THE “ TOP SEED CIRCLE” UMUAHIA IBEKU, ON 5TH MAY 1990.

 

 

PRESENT ADDRESS: INDEPENDENCE HOUSE, UGBA IBEKU, UMUAHIA IBEKU.

 

OFFICE ADDRESS:

IBEKU CENTRAL HOSPITAL

P.O. Box 306

UMUAHIA IBEKU.

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*Chief C. Agomoh,                                                                            * Okey alozie
President                                                                                                Publicity Secretary / General Secretary

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