Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu
Office Dates: May 2015
Address: Government House, Umuahia.
Birth Date: 18th October 1964
Birth State: Abia State
Political Party: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Spouse: Mrs. Nkechi Okezie Ikpeazu
State: Abia State
Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu was born on 18 October 1964 to the family Late Pa Ishmael and Deaconess Bessie Ikpeazu of Uuebere in Umubiakwa Village, Isialaukwu Mbato community in Obingwa Local government Area of Abia State, Nigeria.
He attended Amaise Central Primary School, Umuobiakwa. In 1973, he left for high school in Eziama High School, Aba and then to Ihie High School, Isiala Ngwa, where he took his School Certificate Examination in 1979. In 1980, he proceeded to the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) for a first degree in Clinical Biochemistry and Graduated in August 1984.
Dr. Ikpeazu began his career as a clinical biochemist while serving under the mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) between 1984 and 1985 with the medical laboratory of Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUT) Port Harcourt. He returned to the University of Maiduguri for a masters degree in Biochemical Toxicology and graduated in 1990. While with the university he served as Graduate Assistant at the department of Science Laboratory Technology, University of Maiduguri between 1986 and 1987. He proceeded to the University of Calabar where he lectured while pursuing a doctorate degree (PhD) in Biochemical Pharmacology. He graduated from the doctorate programme in 1994.
Between 1994 and 1996, he served as Administrative Manager with Cash Bond Investments and Credits Ltd, Lagos. In 1998, he joined the services of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) as Lecturer 1 in the Department of Applied Biochemistry, Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences, and rose to Head of Department by 2001. He was also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Ebonyi State University College of Basic Medical Sciences, between 2000 and 2002. Between 2003 and 2004, he served as a Masters' Degree External Examiner, to the Department of Biochemistry, University of Nigeria.
In 2002, Dr. Ikpeazu started his political career as Chairman Transition Committee (TC) for Obingwa Local Government Area. He also served as Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia State. After these were several political appointments including: General Manager, Abia State Passengers Integrated Manifest and Safety Scheme (ASPIMSS) (2007-2009), Chairman, Governing Council of Abia State College of Health Technology, Aba (2010), General Manager, Abia State Passengers Integrated Manifest and Safety Scheme (ASPIMSS) (2011-2013) and first Deputy General Manager, Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) Aba (2013-2014).
Dr. Ikpeazu belongs to many prestigious member clubs including Biochemical Society of Nigeria, the Nigeria Environmental Society and Rotary Club of Eziukwu Aba, Trustee and the President of Eastern Ngwa Country Sports Club of Nigeria.
He contested for the 2015 gubernatorial election under the umbrella of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and was sworn in as Governor on May 29, 2015.