Things You Need To Know About Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality

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The first Ikwerre man to be a Senator and a Senate minority leader was Senator (Dr) Obi wali, he is from Rumuigbo.

The first Ikwerre man to be a deputy Governor was H /E Eze Dr Frank Eke, he deputized H/E Chief melford Obiene Okilo , he was also the first Ikwerre man to study at the Harvard University USA he is from Woji .

The first Ikwerre man to be a Governor of Rivers State was H/E Sir Barr. Celestine Omehia, he was preceded by H/E Sir Dr. Peter Odili, he is from Ubima.

The first Ikwerre man to be a Chief judge of Rivers state was Justice Iche wenenda Ndu. He preceded Hon. Justice Felix N. Ichoku and was succeeded by Hon. GJustice Daisy Wotube Okocha. Justice Iche Ndu is from Elelenwo.

The first Ikwerre man to be a professor was prof (sir) Godwin O. Tasie, he is from Isiokpo .
The first Ikwerre man to be a deputy speaker federal house of representatives was H /E Chief Hon. Austin Adiele Opara, he is from Nkpolu Oroworukwo .

The first Ikwerre man to be sent to England by the contribution of Ikwerre- esa to study was Engr. Mark Dimkpa from Isiokpo .

Chief Sergeant C. Awuse, courageously told Ikwerrians to refuse to be pawns in the political chess game of Rivers State, so he championed the political emancipation of Ikwerre people who have been relegated to the back bench as regards occupying the brick house, he (SDP) was disqualified along Chief Zebulon Abule (NRC)
Chief Eric Aso brought Chief Sgt Awuse under SDP while Chief Abule brought Chief Rufus Ada George under NRC which the later won and that served as an eye opener to the Ikwerrians that they should be given an opportunity to produce the Governor of R/S. Chief Sergeant Awuse since then had been a Governorship candidate twice under ANPP and DPP respectively trying to avail himself for service to Rivers people. Chief Sergeant Chidi Awuse is from Emuoha.

The first Ikwerre man to be a speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly was Rt Hon. Rotimi hAmaechi; he preceded Rt Hon. Ezekwem Stephen and was succeeded by Rt Hon. Tonye Harry,Rt Hon. HAmeachi is from Ubima.

The first Ikwerre man to be a local government chairman in USA was Hon. Mayor Emmanuel Onuwor, he is from Rumuomasi .

The first Ikwerre man to be the president of Student Union Government of Unitech was Hon. Kingsley O. Chinda who presently represents the good people of Obio Akpor at the federal House of Representatives.He also worked hard to ensure hthat the spelling of the name of his Constituency was changed from Obia/Akpor to Obio/Akpor.Hon. K. O Chinda preceded Hon. Ike Chinwo.He is from Elelenwo.

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The first government recognized and oldest traditional stool in Ikwerre was Okpo wagidi stool of Isiokpo dynasty it has been in existence since, 1,300 AD.

Onueze Chukwujinka Joe Okocha (SAN).
AKA OCJ Okocha was the first Ikwerre man to be the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in the yeare 2000.This earned him a title EPITHET MILLENNIUM PRESIDENT of NBA , he is from Rumuokoro.

The first Ikwerre man to be a captain of the Nigerian Army was Dr Elechi Amadi; the Author of The Concubine .He led the Ogbako Ikwerre Convention (A social cultural organization of the Ikwerre ethnic group ) to the Justice Chukwudifu Oputa panel on 10th Oct, 2001 set up by the federal government under president Olusegun Obasanjo to present a document titled THE IKWERRE ETHNIC GROUP HAS NO HISTORICAL ORIGIN OR AFFILIATION WITH THE IGBOs as claimed by the Ohaneze Ndi Igbo at the panel. Dr Elechi Amadi is from Aluu.

The first Ikwerre man to be an Ambassador of the federal Republic of Nigerian was H/E Chief Ignatius Ajuru. Chief Ajuru is from Isiokpo.

The first Ikwerre man to be SSG to Rivers State Government was Mr S. Wali , he is from Rumualogu.Upon his death came another Ikwerre man Chief Samson Agbaru who hail from Egba Ndele

The first Ikwerre woman to be an SSG in Rivers state was Mrs Aleruchi Cookey Gam from Isiokpo .

The first Ikwerre man to be an Anglican church bishop was Rt.Rev. Samuel O. Elenwo who served as the Bishop of Niger Delta Diocese, later pioneered the Diocese of Niger Delta North. Rt Rev S.O. Elenwo is from Ogbakiri.

The first Ikwerre man to be a Vice Chancellor of Unitech ,RSUST was Prof. S. C. Achinewhu. He is from Aluu.

The first Ikwerre man to be a minister of the federal republic of Nigeria was Chief Emmanuel Aguma. He is from Orogbum.

The first Ikwerre man to be Director of S.S.S in Nigeria was Igarton Elenwo from Ogbakiri.

The first Ikwerre woman to graduate from university was madam Edna Worfor from Igwuruta who graduated in 1968 from the University of Nsukka .

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The first female Chief Judge of Rivers State is from Ikwerre and she is Hon. Justice Daisy Wotube Okocha. She preceded Hon. Justice Iche Ndu and was succeeded by Hon. Justice Adama Lamikanra ; the first none indigene to become the Chief Judge of Rivers State. Hon. Justice Daisy Wotube Okocha is from Rumuokoro.

The first Ikwerre man to be the Chief of Staff Government House was Chief Eme Glory Eme.He is from Emohua.

The first Ikwerre man to be ALGON President of Nigeria and a representative of Africa as an Executive committee member of Commonwealth local governments forum.

Second Ikwerre man to be Chief of Staff to Rivers State Government, Second Ikwerre man to be a Minister of the federal Republic of Nigeria was H/E Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (CON) who during the 2015 general elections was overwhelmly elected by the good and peace loving people of Rivers State as the 6th civilian Governor and the 16th Governor of Rivers State.H/E The Executive Governor of Rivers State Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is from Rumuepirikom Kingdom.

The first Chairman of Ogbakor Ikwerre Convention was EZE E.O. ORIJI and he was the first Ikwerre man to attend the London Conference with the QUEEN OF ENGLAND.He is from Rumuche Emohua

The first Ikwerre man to be a Journalist was Mr Obaziolu.

The first Ikwerre man to be a Vice Chancellor was Prof. Tasie Godwin Onuegbu at the University of Jos , he is from Isiokpo .

The first Ikwerre man to be a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was Chief Barr. Wobidike Wonodi ,he is from Orogbum.

The first Ikwerre man to be a Writer was Captain Elechi Amadi ,he is from Aluu .

The first Ikwerre man to be a Professor In Law was Proffessor Oshimini of the Faculty of Law,Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST).

The first Ikwerre man to sing and record music was Jack West Omodu; the popular Garden City Band PortHarcourt ,he is from Orogbum.

The first Ikwerre man to be a bank M.D. was Evans Weherem with First Bank Plc.,he is from Rumuokwuta Followed by Mr Herbert Wigwe; presently the Group M.D. of Access Bank ,he is from Isiokpo .

The first Ikwerre man to be an Acting Senate President was Senator John Azuta Mbata , he is from Eneka .

The first Ikwerre man to be a newspaper owner and editor was Dr. Evans Osi ,he is from Mgbuitanwo, Emohua .

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The first Ikwerre woman to be an Acting M.D. Of NDDC was Mrs Victoria Atako ,she is from Oroabali

Prof. SYLVESTER OSU was the first Ikwerre man to sponsor the studying of Ikwerre language as a foreign language in far away France ,
He is the Pioneer Professor in Ikwerre Language at UNIVERSITE FRANCOIS RABELAIS,.

The first lkwerre man to obtain a certificate and later Diploma in Nursing, Benneth College Sheffield England in 1945 is late Chief Jacob Sunday Iroha Chuku JSI from Woji. He actually Influenced late Dr. Frank Eke to read medicine.

The first lkwerre man to study Aviation Medicine called Flight Medicine or Aerospace Medicine is Dr. Ayo Ogbonda from Woji, a Rtd Wing Commander, Nigerian Air Force.

The first lkwerre man to obtain Ph.D in Sociology of Education is Chief Tony Chuku Ph.D from Woji.

The first lkwerre man officially recognized Esotericist in Nigeria to receive license from FGN to teach Esotericism to Nigerians and beyond is High Chief Esotericist Monday Wehere JP, National President: Institute of Corporate Esotericist of Nigeria, Established Under FGN Decree 1, 1990 RC 784766. He is the first lkwerre man to be Chairman RIVPA, Rivers State Publishers Association of 33 Tabloids. He is the first Ikwerre man to be National President, CONPAN, Community Newspaper Publishers Association of Nigeria of 586 community tabloids Nation wide. He is from Rumuokwurusi.

The first Ikwerre man to establish the First Indigenous Insurance Brokerage Firm in Rivers State called Bellcrest Insurance Brokers Ltd was Eze Sir Godspower Onuekwa Chartered Insurer London He is also the First Ikwerre Traditioner Ruler to Obtain Ph. D in Law at the Famous Rivers State University Phc He is from Rumuche Emohua Kingdom.

The first Ikwerre man to be Navy Commander is Augustine Kamalu Owhorchukwu from Rumuodara. He has retired. He also holds a PhD in law.

The first lkwerre man to be Director of Immigration is Chief Barr. Chris Omunakwe Onunwo from Rumuolukwu, Rumuomasi.

Engr. B. A. Onunwor also from Rumuolukwu, Rumuomasi is the first Ikwerre man to obtain International certifications as industrial machinery vibration specialist in 1999. In 2019 he was certified Reliability Leader by the International Facility Asset Management Professional. He was appointed Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Machinery by the Elsevire Institute, USA.

The first lkwerre man to be the President, Nigerian Labour Congress is late Comrade Badu Wokeh from Rumuibekwe.

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