Anambra 2017 - The need for reorientation

We earlier said that we will be unveiling the Biographies of the gubernatorial hopefuls in the incoming Anambra Gubernatorial elections.

Today, we will be informing the people of our own Osita Chidoka, People's Democratic Party's Gubernatorial hopeful.

Chief Osita Chidoka is from Obosi in Idemili North of our dear state and was born on July 18, 1971.

Chidoka enrolled for his Primary School at Ziks Avenue Primary School Enugu, he later moved to Union Secondary School, Awkunanaw, Enugu where he served as Deputy Senior Prefect of the school.

The young Chidoka got admission to study Management in the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus and he later graduated in 1995. When it was time for his one year compulsory service to the nation, the young Chidoka was posted to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja where he served and later emerged the winner of the NYSC Corp member of the year. He also served as the Secretary, National Planning Committee for the Papal visit, when Pope John Paul visited Nigeria in 1998.

In the year 1999, the Nigerian government was moving over power from Military to Civilian rule,   the young Chidoka was previlleged to serve as as an Assistant Secretary of the 1999 Handover Committee of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Chidoka also briefly worked with the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) and served as Personal Assistant to the Minister of State for Works and Housing. He later also served as Personal Assistant to then Minister of Transport, Chief Ojo Maduekwe and was later made the Special Assistant to the Special Adviser to the President on Legal Matters.

In the year 2002, Chief Chidoka enrolled for Graduate Diploma in Maritime and Ports Management, National University of Singapore and also got his Certificate in Global Strategy and Political Economy, Mansfield College, Oxford University in 2004. He later proceeded to School of Public Policy at the George Masons University where he got his Masters in Transport Policy and Logistics.

Chidoka was appointed the Senior Advisor, Government and Business Relations to Mobil Corporation in 2006, a place he performed credibly well before the government of Umar Musa Yar'adua appointed him at the age of 36 as the Corp Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in 2007.

At the FRSC, Osita Chidoka performed successfully in coordinating the affairs of the agency and introducing of many innovative policies and technologies and by working adequately in reducing the number of crashes on our Nigerian roads which dropped drastically and he was made the President of African Group of International Road Safety Organistaions.

Due to Osita's performance in FRSC, the then President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him the Minister of Aviation in June 2014, the office he served till 2015 election that ousted the Jonathan administration. He was recently appointed into the editorial board of the Leadership Newspaper.

Ositadimma Benjamin Chidoka is married with Children.

With the election coming up in Anambra State, Chidoka is believed to be seeking for the gubernatorial candidate ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). With his wealth of experience, philantrophy and youthful age, he is a lead contestant for the PDP Gubernatorial ticket.


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