Distinguished Honorees At National Network 18th Anniversary

The Man, Bro Felix Ameachi Obuah

Richly endowed with the spirit of making others happy by giving and not getting tired, Bro. Felix Amechi Obuah launched his philanthropic organisation, GO ROUND FOUNDATION, with the basic aim of assisting the needy of every age bracket, tribe and creed.

Some of his gestures of goodwill include distribution of emergency shelter, relief materials and funds to 2013 flood victims in Orashi; sponsorship of several local and international congresses of the Church of God (Seventh Day) and donation of church buildings for the propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, etc.

As chairman and founder of GO ROUND FOOTBALL CLUB, he has provided employment and empowerment opportunities for thousands of Rivers youths, orphans and the handicapped. He gives medical assistance to the less privileged.

Profile Of Rt. Hon. Dumnamene Robinson Dekor, Member Representing Khana – Gokana Federal Constituency


Rt. Hon. Dumnamene Robinson Dekor bagged the title of “Mene Eedee 1 of Luere Beeri” and earned unquatifiable praises and honor amongst the people of Yorh Beeri, an hitherto, neglected people for bringing electricity to the community and placing their sons in positions of trust in the State.

As Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly and being a humble politician, he attracted the attention of the Executive Governor of the State to Ogoni and particularly Khana Constituency ll, where government’s presence is felt in every nook and cranny.

As Commissioner for Works and as member of the House of Representatives, Dum is noted for always taking advantage of every opportunity presented by his office, for the good of the people.

Records abound!

Profile Hon. (Barr.) Ben Eke, Executive Chairman Of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Rivers State


Hon. (Barr.) Ben Eke’s passion for service to humanity was his driving force and motivation for venturing into active politics. His dream was actualized when he contested for the position of Chairmanship of Ahoada East Local Government Area during the Rivers State 2018 local government elections and won. As a reward for his landmark achievements during his first tenure he was re-elected in 2021 and is currently serving his second tenure for another three (3) years as Executive Chairman of Ahoada East LGA.

Amongst his numerous achievements in the areas of infrastructural and human capacity development, Hon. (Barr.) Ben Eke stands out as the only Local Government Chairman in Rivers State that has consistently paid bursary allowances to students of his Local Government Area in tertiary institutions, since the inception of his administration. This no doubt is a demonstration of his passion for education and love for the student community.

His uncommon developmental strides and prudent management of the lean resources at the disposal of his administration has earned him several honours and awards from various professional bodies and organizations.

Profile Of Hon. Barr. George. T. Ariolu, JP, Executive Chairman Of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State


Hon. Barr. George T. Ariolu’s participation in politics dates back to his teenage era. Even as a student at the then College of Education, he partook actively in student’s politics. His involvement in the University Politics sharpened his wits. He was born into a political family, with his late father, Chief G.T. Ariolu, as a prominent politician in the then National Party of Nigeria (NPN), who served in the second Republic Government of Chief Melford Okilo, attached to the office of the then Deputy Governor.

George T. Ariolu in the same stead has held various political positions which include pioneer Organizing Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area. He also served as the PDP Campaign Director in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area in the 2015 General elections. In 2015, the incumbent Governor of Rivers State found him worthy for an appointment as Special Adviser on Environmental Sanitation. Upon the Governor’s re-election in 2019, he was re-appointed a Special Adviser on Public Procurement, a position he held until his resignation in 2021.

Profile Of Dr. Samuel B. Kalagbor

Dr. (Barr.) Samuel B. Kalagbor, BEST RECTOR OF THE YEAR

Dr. (Barr.) Samuel Bererememamn Kalagbor is currently the Rector of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic (CEAPOLY) Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and Chairman, Council of Heads of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in Nigeria (COHEADS).

He is a member of several professional bodies and Associations such as the African Bar Association; Nigeria Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch; Institute of Development Administration of Nigeria; Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration of Nigeria; Nigeria Political Science Association and the International Research and Development Institute.

He is a Fellow of Institute of the Public Management of Nigeria (Chartered); Institute of Business Valuation of Nigeria; Association of Business Specialists and Entrepreneurs of Nigeria; Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) (Chartered) and Chairman, NIM Committee of Fellows, Rivers State; Honorary Fellow, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria.

Profile Of Hon. Awaji-Inombek Dagomie Abiante, PhD, Fts, MHR, Jp, Member Representing Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency


Given the need for effective representation and focused leadership, Hon. Abiante had to leave the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) where he was enjoying a promising and fast rising career, to serve his people. He ran a clearly defined single promise campaign – Our Voice Must Be Heard! Based on which the good people of Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency, overwhelmingly entrusted their mandate to him through their votes, a mandate which was renewed on the focus of “Let’s do more”.

Hon. Abiante, has sponsored over twenty bills and thirty motions, including the Alteration of Section 162 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, where-in he calls for increase in the derivation fund from 13% to 50%, the South South Development Commission (Establishment) bill and the proposed legislation to harness the potentials or opportunities that abound in the Brackish water and mangrove environment, the bill which he pursued to passage by both Houses of the National Assembly, but unfortunately was denied assent by Mr President in the eight assembly. The bill has been resurrected in the 9th Assembly and with the level of advocacy we are confident the President will assent to it when it comes to his table.

Profile Of HRH, King (Air Commodore) Tamuno-Omisiki Emmanuel Opuiyo Ogube, Ogube 1, Perekune Kingoli 1, Amayanabo Of Kirike Kingdom

HRH, King (Air Commodore) Tamuno-Omisiki Emmanuel Opuiyo Ogube, MOST OUTSTANDING ROYAL FATHER OF THE YEAR

His Royal Highness, King Tamuno-omisiki Ogube’s exemplary leadership clout and care for others in humility, hard work, honesty and God’s providence have highlighted his hospitality and kind heartedness to people and society. No doubt, with these qualities and his monumental achievements and accolade as a Traditional Ruler, the people of Kirike Kingdom and Wakirike Ethnic Nationality are now given hope for a brighter future.

King Tamuno-omisiki Emmanuel Opuiyo Ogube is a distinguished Traditional Ruler, A Retired Military General (Retired Air Commodore in the Nigerian Air force) An accomplished Accountant, A Social Scientist, A Philosopher, A Patriot, A reformist, Custom and Tradition enthusiast, A committed Traditional Ruler and indeed a Philanthropist extraordinaire.

Profile Of Hon. Lesi Baribera Maol


Hon. Lesi Baribera Maol is a Take-charge leader who quickly overcomes profit and growth challenges, leveraging entrepreneurial drive and acumen for success in new-market ventures and environmental services firms/corporations. He frequently boosts Team motivation, Customer satisfaction, and quality service to reach aggressive profit goals, while managing a network of stakeholders, a feat which earned his firm the 2015 SPDC HSE Meritorious Performance Award and HSE Milestone Achievement/Goal Zero Award in 2018.

A lover of the natural ecosystem, he has a strong passion for the restoration of perturbed environments. He has successfully delivered about 350 contaminated oil spill sites in the Niger Delta and is running the best Environmental laboratory in Nigeria. He is ranked among the very best in Environmental Restoration and Disaster Control industry within and outside Africa.

Hon. Maol has over the years diversified into other businesses by acquiring distributorship with Nigerian Breweries, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Chivita, and International Breweries. He has also started his fast food and bakery brand of business (Satisfaction Eatery) which has 2 branches in Ogoni and Port Harcourt within 3 months of operation.

Profile Of Sir (Chief) Mike Elechi (Jp), Fnim, Npom


Sir (Chief) Mike Elechi has a rich working experience. He rose through the ranks to become the Director of Technical Service of Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation (RSBC) and Head of Engineering Division which he served till 2003. He was appointed a Permanent Secretary by the administration of Sir Dr. Peter Odili in 2003, where he crisscrossed eight important ministries including that of Works, Information, and Sports where he supervised many landmark projects.

He served as Permanent Secretary for 8 years and opted for voluntary retirement in 2010 to pursue his pet projects, Vintage Farms.

Out of service, Sir Mike Elechi established Vintage Farms and Products Limited, one of the biggest Agricultural establishments  in Rivers State, in his home town, Elele. He is also the founder and producer of Vintage Premium Table Water, Cedar Construction Limited which produces concrete blocks, pave stones and kerb stones. In 2019, Sir Mike Elechi’s Vintage Farms and Products Limited became a star National Productivity Order of Merit Award Winner confirmed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Mohammadu Buhari GCFR.

Retired but not tired, Sir Mike Elechi was recalled to State Executive Council once more in 2015 by His Excellency, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, this time as Commissioner 1, Rivers State Civil Service Commission, a tenure that ended in 2020.

Profile Of Hon Mbakpone Friday Okpe, Executive Chairman Of Tai Local Government Area, Rivers State


The Tai LGA Boss who is described as a seasoned and pragmatic politician has been involved in a number of political programmes and activities.

In 2004, he was a member of the Tai LGA monitoring and coordination committee on National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP). He was Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Tai LGA chairman on grassroots and skills development in 2005.

Again, in 2005, he was Acting Secretary, PDP Tai LGA. In 2006, he was Special Adviser (SA) to Tai LGA chairman on Intra-Party Relations.

In 2007, he was secretary, PDP campaign committee on 2007 National Elections. Again, in 2007, he was supervisor for Works, Transport and Survey, Tai LGA. In 2009, Hon. Mbakpone was supervisor for special duties, Tai LGA and in 2010, supervisor for Budget and Economic planning, Tai LGA.

In 2012, he was secretary, Tai LGA and in 2014, chairman, caretaker committee of Tai LGA. In 2018, he was appointed chairman, caretaker committee (CTC), Tai LGA. In 2019.

He was made the PDP campaign coordinator, 2019 National Elections, and in 2021, he became executive chairman, Tai LGA, the position he currently holds.

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