15 Feb 2016

Biography Of Goodluck Nanah Opiah

Goodluck Nanah Opiah
Goodluck Nanah Opiah, born February 2, 1964 and a native of Abacheke Egbema of the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State in Nigeria,  is a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing the Oguta/Ohaji-Egbema/Oru West Federal Constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He is a Nigerian politician, also known as and called Ugwumba Ikeoha. He was a former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Nigeria, when he represented the Ohaji/Egbema constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly from year the year 2003 to 2011. He is of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Education.
Goodluck began his primary education in Abacheke Primary School Egbema. In the year 1977, he got admission into Egbema Secondary School, where he obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) and later proceeded to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) in Port Harcourt, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Business Administration in the year 1987.

Business career.
Opiah worked in the private sector from the year 1991 to 2003, including working as a Senior Sales Executive with UTC Nigeria Plc, Port Harcourt-Rivers State, and then as General Manager, Bewac Auto products Plc, Port Harcourt.

Political career.
In 2003, Opiah was elected into the Imo State House of Assembly on the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), to represent the Ohaji/Egbema Constituency of Imo State. While in the state house, he sponsored the bill prohibiting discrimination against persons infected with HIV/AIDS at work places and institutions. It was him, who helped the establishment of the Imo Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) through the sponsoring of a bill to that effect. Today, the Commission (ISOPADEC) is fully operational and very effective. 

Between the years 2003 and 2007, he was the Chairman and member of various House Committees and Ad-hoc Committees in the Imo House of Assembly. He was Chairman, House Committee on Commerce, Industry and Tourism; Chairman, Transport Committee; Chairman, Petroleum Committee. In the year 2015 Opiah got elected as a Member House of Representatives of the National Assembly in Nigeria.

Speakership.
Opiah was overwhelmingly elected to represent Ohaji/Egbema Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly for  a second term in the year 2007. His colleagues in the legislative house, unanimously elected him the 8th Honorable Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly with no dissenting voice on June 5, 2007.

House Of Representative.
He won the March 28th 2015 House of Representative election to represent the Oguta/Ohaji-Egbema/Oru West Federal Constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. His Legislative Interests border on making laws to improve the lots of the oil producing areas of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. He targets to ensure good governance in Nigeria, improved development for the neglected host communities in the Niger Delta.

Awards & Honours.
Goodluck Nanah Opiah is a holder of the award of the most outstanding speaker of Nigeria for the year (2009). He is a Paul Harris Felow of Rotary International.

He is married to Mrs. Florence Opiah, and they have four children.


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