Biographical Info

  • Age: 74 years
  • Date Of Birth: 11th January, 1939
  • Gender Male
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Profession: Economist

Contact Info

  • Personal Email: info@senatorchukwumerije.net
  • Official Email: azuikpe@yahoo.com
  • Personal Phone: +234802441117, +2348035962414
  • Personal Website: Visit Page
  • Official Website Visit Page
  • Official Address:
    National Assembly, Three Arms Zone,
    Abuja, Nigeria
  • Official Post Address:
    National Assembly, Three Arms Zone, Abuja, Nigeria

Age Rank

  • Senator Mohammed Shaaba Lafiagi
    Senator: KWARA - NORTH

  • Senator Uche Chukwumerije
    Senator: ABIA - NORTH

  • Hon. Gbadebo Ajiboye Robinson
    Representative: EKITI - Ido/Osi, Moba/Ilejeme

Education Qualification

  • B.Sc: University of Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Diploma: Faith Bible College, Otta.. Started: 1991. Ended: 1992

Professional History

  • Founder-President : Pan-African Volunteers for Protection of Lumumba . Started: 1960
  • Founder: Movement for African Union. Started: 1962. Ended: 1965
  • Founder: Socialist Agit-Prop Group . Started: 1964. Ended: 1966
  • Founder: Progressive Thinkers Forum . Started: 1965. Ended: 1966
  • Founder: Christian Unity Band . Started: 1991
  • Founder: Socialist Workers and Farmers Party (SWAFP) . Started: 1961
  • Senator : Federal House of Senates. Started: 2003. Ended: 2007
  • Senator : Federal House of Senates. Started: 2007. Ended: 2011
  • Senator : Federal House of Senates. Started: 2011. Ended: 2015

Professional Qualifications

Not Available

Education Rank

  • Alhaji Mamman Idris Gatumbwa
    Director: Finance and Accounts - MIN. OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Senator Uche Chukwumerije
    Senator: ABIA - NORTH

  • Hon. Adebayo Kako Are Dauda
    Representative: LAGOS - Mushin I

Main Remuneration (Annual): ₦248,424,550.00
Other Remuneration (Annual): Not Available


Committee Membership

Chairman - Education
Member - Power

Other Official Information

Hardship Allowance (50% of B.S) – N 1 242 122.70

Consistuency allowance (200% of B.S) – N 4 968 509.00

Furniture Allowance (300% of B.S) – N 7 452 736.50

Newspapers Allowance (50% of B.S) – N 1 242 122.70

Wardrobe Allowance (25% of B.S) – N 621 061.37

Recess Allowance (10% of B.S) – N 248 424.55Accommodation (200% of B.S) – N 4 968 509.00

Utilities (30% of B.S) – N 828 081.83

Domestic Staff (75% of B.S) – N 1 863 184.12

Entertainment (30% of B.S) – N 828 081.83

Personal Assistance (25% of B.S) – N 621 061.37

Vehicle Maintainance Allowance (75% of B.S) – N 1 863 184.12

Leave Allowance (10% of B.S) – N 248 424.55

Severance grautity (300% of B.S) – N 7 452 736.50

Motor Vehicle Allowance (400% of B.S) – N 9 936 982.00 – Every Four Years

Other Personal Information

Comrade Uche Chukwumerije is an avid organizer and leader of movements. As far back as 1960, he was Founder-President of the Pan-African Volunteers for Protection of Lumumba, the Congolese patriot who was betrayed and murdered by the likes of Tshombe, Kasavubu, and Joseph Mobutu, later known as Mobutu Sese Seko, etc.

   Comrade Chukwumerije has founded or led various other bodies, among which are:
Movement for African Union 1962 - 1965
Socialist Agit-Prop Group 1964 - 1966 
Progressive Thinkers Forum 1965 - 1966 
Christian Unity Band 1991

   In 1961, his socialist vision inspired him to join the Socialist Workers and Farmers Party (SWAFP), led by Dr. Otegbeye.

   At the end of the war in 1970, he founded AFRICOPE, the first continental mouthpiece of the African continent with circulation all over Anglophone Africa. By 1983 when the magazine folded up because of his heavy commitments to what he cherished as a superior cause namely the fight for the masses in Aminu Kano's PRP, Chukwumerije has emerged the first journalist to interview Presidents or heads of states of all Independent African states. He infact spearheaded a successful media campaign for Nigeria's recognition of the regime of Dr. Augustinho Neto in war-torn Angola. For three years, as PRP laboured against odds to win seats in Nigeria's two national elections, Chukwumerije rose from the post of Publicity Secretary to Secretary General. Till today he values Aminu Kano and Aminu Kano's PRP as the role model for Nigerias political class.

   It should also be mentioned that between 1991 and 1992 he took a Diploma in Theology at Faith Bible College, Otta. Infact, he was in the middle of a degree programme in Theology when he was appointed Federal Minister of Information. Marxism, Spirituality and God also play significant roles in his life.

   In the contemporary Nigerian political terrain, Chukwumerije has remained an enigmatic figure and a prominent voice. As is well-known, he was Federal Minister of Information in 1992. Since 2003, he has been a three-term Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In that position he has functioned in over five Senate Committees and was also a member of ECOWAS Parliament. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education.

   Although now a politician, Senator Chukwumerije is a man who will not be deceived by dishonest political posturing and grandstanding. Hence, his ability to abandon any party which deviates from laid-down principles because of greed and corruption. He is not intolerant, but he will not suffer fools gladly. He is resolute, but not reckless, and in all his actions honour and principle remain the guilding beacons. He is not a tribalist, but he will not stand idly by and watch an Igbo man or indeed any other Nigerian robbed of his or her right.

 

uchukwumerije@nigeriansenate.org

azuikpe@yahoo.com

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