Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe is a graduate of Law from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. She also bagged her Masters Degree in International Law and Diplomacy and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Lagos and Duquesne University, Pittsburg in the United States, respectively. In academia, she had a brief stint as an Adjunct Professor of Finance in Florida, USA. Currently, as a private citizen, her focus has been in Real Estate Law Practice and International Business.
She is a promoter of excellent and qualitative education, and has a great passion for the advancement of women affairs and for female gender mainstreaming in Governance. Accordingly, she has run a foundation that is critically focused on development of human capital via education. Lady Chidi also had the opportunity and privilege in the past to serve this country as the Chairman, Board of Directors, Federal Housing Authority and also as Special Assistant to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs).
Lady Chidi has the requisite administrative experience to drive the Obaze/Onyemelukwe broad vision of taking Anambra state to the very zenith where it truly deserves to be. Her experience on Small and Medium scale enterprises is vital to Obaze’s vision of creating employment for Anambra’s large number of teeming youths and also for women empowerment.
As deputy governor, Chidi will be Oseloka H. Obaze’s partner in turning Anambra state around and returning her to the trajectory, where the state is not just working, but will be an example that other states must seek to emulate.
Lady Chidi is happily married to Engr. (Dr.) Okey Onyemelukwe of Nnewichi, Nnewi. Their union is blessed with five children.
Click Here to Download Lady Chidi’s Full CV (pdf 437kb)