Chinyere Ihuoma Ekomaru is a Nigerian politician and lecturer who has recently been appointed as the deputy governor of Imo State, alongside Governor Hope Uzodimma, for the November 11, 2023 governorship election. Here are five facts you need to know about her:
1. She is a loyal and committed member of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Chinyere Ekomaru is a loyal and committed member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party in Imo State and at the federal level. She joined the APC in 2018, and has been an active and influential member of the party, contributing to its growth and development in Imo State.
2. She is a philanthropist and a community leader
Chinyere Ekomaru is a philanthropist and a community leader who has been using her resources and influence to empower and uplift the lives of the people in her constituency and beyond. She is the founder and president of the Chinyere Ekomaru Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on providing humanitarian services, such as free medical care, scholarships, skill acquisition, poverty alleviation and social justice to the less privileged in the society.
Chinyere Ekomaru is also a respected and revered leader in her community, where she hails from Ubomiri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State. She is the Ada Eji Eje Mba of Ubomiri, a traditional title conferred on her by the traditional ruler of Ubomiri, Eze Nwosu Nwachukwu, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the development and peace of the community. She is also a patron of several associations and groups in her community, such as the Ubomiri Women Association, the Ubomiri Youth Association and the Ubomiri Development Union.
3. She is a devout Christian and a family woman
Chinyere Ekomaru is a devout Christian and a family woman who believes in the fear of God and the sanctity of marriage. She is a member of the Catholic Church, where she serves as a Knight of St. Mulumba (KSM) and a member of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO). She is also a member of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and a prayer warrior in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Chinyere Ekomaru is happily married to Sir Chukwuma Ekomaru, a lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He is also a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Imo State and a Knight of St. Christopher (KSC) of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri. They are blessed with four children, two boys and two girls, who are all doing well in their respective fields of endeavour.
4. She is a lecturer and an educationist
Chinyere Ekomaru is a lecturer and an educationist who has been teaching at the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri since 2003 till date. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Education, where she imparts knowledge and skills to the students. She is also a member of the Academic Staff Union of Colleges of Education (ASUCCOE) and the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU).
Chinyere Ekomaru is passionate about education and has been involved in several projects and programmes aimed at improving the quality and standard of education in the state and the country. She is also a mentor and a role model to many young people who aspire to excel in their academic and professional pursuits.
5. She is a visionary and a progressive leader
Chinyere Ekomaru is a visionary and a progressive leader who has a clear and achievable agenda for the development and transformation of Imo State. She has expressed her readiness and willingness to work with Governor Hope Uzodimma to consolidate on the achievements of his 3-R government, anchored on reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery. She has also pledged to bring her wealth of experience, expertise and exposure to bear on the governance of the state, especially in the areas of justice, security, education, health, agriculture, women and youth empowerment, and social welfare. Chinyere Ekomaru has also assured the people of Imo State of her loyalty, integrity and accountability, saying that she will not betray the trust and confidence reposed in her by the governor and the party. She has also appealed to the people of Imo State, especially the women and the youths, to support the Uzodimma/Ekomaru ticket and vote for the APC in the forthcoming governorship election, saying that it is the best bet for the state.