Ikpeazu Appoints Tunji Olowohunwa Special Adviser on Ethnic Harmony

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has appointed Tunji Jerome Olowohunwa (MLS) as his Special Adviser on Ethnic Harmony. The appointment, which took effect from November 30, 2020, was conveyed in a letter of same date signed by the Secretary to Abia State Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, and made available to African Heritage Times.

Olowohunwa is a native of Kabba in Kabba/Bunu LGA, Kogi State. He schooled at St. Augustine’s College, Kabba where he obtained his West African School Certificate. He later trained as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (with emphasis on Chemical Pathology) at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital and proceeded to the University of Calabar where he got his PGD and MBA respectively in Management.

L-R: Tunji Jerome Olowohunwa and the Head of Yoruba Community in Abia State, presenting an award to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu recently.

Prior to his appointment, he had served as Special Assistant to the Governor on Inter-State Affairs between 2017 and 2019.

A retired Naval officer whose pre-retirement formation was the Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College, Owerrinta, Abia State, he has lived with his family in Aba for over 20 years and has been a strong stakeholder of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, especially in Aba North LGA. During this period he had served in various government Committees and played a significant role in public enlightenment and sensitization campaigns during the COVID-19 lockdown era.

Tunji Jerome Olowohunwa

Currently the Managing Director/CEO of Jothol Digital Press, Aba, Olowohunwa is also the Board of Trustees Chairman of the Youruba Community DevelopmentAssociation, Aba. He has been a notable advocate of inter-ethnic harmony in Nigeria and has contributed immensely towards the sustenance of peace and harmony between indigenes and non-indigenes resident in Abia State.

His appointment has been hailed as a move by Governor Ikpeazu to strengthen the existing peaceful co-existence between indigenes and non-indigenes residing and doing business in Abia State.

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