When we talk about Nigerians lauterate, we talk of Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
He’s a man with a great profile, he is a lawyer, a leader, an outstanding administrator, and a politician.
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was born on the 24th of August 1964, to the family of Rev and Mars Nlemanya Wike in Rumuepirikom community Rivers state.
He has a degree in politics and administrative studies and a degree in law. He spent a brief period of time with a private legal practice.
He was a two time executive chairman of Obio Akpor local government area from 1992-2002 and 2004-2007 respectively.
In 2004, he was the deputy president association of local government of Nigeria ALGON.
Being also the local government chairman in Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike proved to his people that he was a chairman with great vision, by embarking on various projects like national security, primary health care, etc.
He tried to set a good example for others to follow.
He became the chief of staff government house Port Harcourt and was chosen as the director General of Governor Amaechi’s re election campaign.
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How Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Started His Political Career
In September 12, 2003 he became the minister of education, carrying out various projects some of which are:
• Creation of access to quality education for 9million Almajiru children in Northern Nigeria.
• Construction of basic education vocation training for out of school children in southern Nigeria.
• Provision of special girls education for less privileged girls in 16 states.
• Free distribution of books across the nations.
• Initiation of training of 500,000 basic education teacher.
• Establishment of 4 new polytechnics
• Facilitation of 1.3 trillion intervention fund for public universities.
• Revival of infrastructure in 51 states and federal polythenics.
He is indeed a true lover of education, in respect to his hard work and dedication.
Some of the Awards given to Nyesom Ezenwo Wike
He was given outstanding recognition and awards like the policy champion award for Africa to recognize his roles in the creation of quality access for Nigeria children by ANCEFA.
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NUJ, awarded him “recognition award for reviving basic education of all”, and many others.
He was voted in as PDP’s representative for the 2015 election.