It’s yet another 23rd of September, and Sir Jude Ejiogu adds yet another year to his life.
Born into the family of renowned Community Leader and Teacher, Chief Alfred Ejiogu of Umuakuru Emekuku in Owerri-North LGA of Imo State, Sir Jude Ejiogu attended Emekuku High School in Owerri-North where he obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1975.
He proceeded to the United States of America in 1977 to further his academic pursuit and in 1980, obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Monetary Economics from the Legendary Lincoln University Missouri United States of America.
Sir Jude went to further his academic quest by enrolling in the University of St. Thomas Houston Texas, where he obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance in 1982.
His professional Banking Career started in 1980 with the Texas Investment Bank N.A. Houston Texas as a Senior Loan/Credit Officer attached to the International Division. In 1984, Sir Jude Ejiogu, having spent several years in the United States and away from his fatherland, decided to return to Nigeria to serve his people.
He joined the Progress Bank of Nigeria Plc where he rose to the position of Senior Manager in-charge of Enugu Zone. He later joined the Hallmark Bank Plc as the pioneer staff to set up Bank operations in 1990. Hard work, diligence and commitment to his duties propelled him to the position of Acting Managing Director of the Bank.
Sir Jude Ejiogu is also a member of several professional bodies which include to mention but a few; Fellow, Institute of Corporate Management of Nigeria; Nigerian Institute of Management; Nigerian Institute of Bankers; American Security for Industrial Safety.
Sir Jude Ejiogu served as the Secretary to the Imo State Government, under the administration of former governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha. Sir Jude Ejiogu had held other critical positions in the Okorocha administration which include:
Chief of Staff
Commissioner, Special Duties,
Special Adviser (SA) to the Governor on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR),
Chairman/Chief Executive Imo State Board of Internal Revenue,
Chairman of Local Government Service Commission of Imo State Government.
The above positions were crowned with monumental achievements of this Honorable gentleman.
Sir Jude Ejiogu contested for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress APC in 2019, and was believed by majority of Ndi Imo, as the best Imo had to offer in 2019.
As a good Christian and a Knight of the Catholic Church, Sir Jude Ejiogu is happily married to Mrs Ngozi Ejiogu (LLB) and the marriage is blessed with two children, Mr. Tito Ejiogu and Dr (Mrs) Chidera Ihekire, and a grandchild.
Sir Jude Ejiogu also owns and manages several business chains across the country including Armourguards Limited, Biarritz International Corporation Houston Texas, USA, Jurine Investments Ltd.
He enjoys the following as hobbies: Table Tennis, Golf, Photography and Reading.
Reacting to his new age, the Federal House of Representatives member representing Okigwe South, Deacon Chike Okafor had this to say:
Happy Birthday to one of Imo’s brightest,& best..very erudite,& scholarly,one core professional I met in public service who refused to compromise those core professional values which include,but not limited to honesty,sincerety,corporate dress etiquette & promptness..Eselu,happy birthday sir.I wish you many more years in good health..
Accolades have been pouring in from friend and well-wishers including the following: