List of faculty and alumni from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka

This is a list of notable faculty and alumni from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Politics, law and governmentEdit

  • Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment
  • Lam Adesina, pioneer class of 1963; Governor of Oyo State, Nigeria (1999–2003)
  • Olisa Agbakoba, class of 1977 (Law); Senior Advocate of Nigeria; founder of Nigeria's foremost human rights organization, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) and former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (2006–2008)
  • Dora Akunyili, Federal Minister of Information and Communication, Nigeria (2008–2010) and Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)(2001 – 2008)
  • Sullivan Chime, Governor of Enugu State, Nigeria (2007 – 2015)
  • Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, Nigeria
  • Joy Emordi, class of 1979; Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Anambra State) 2005 – 2010
  • Akpan Isemin, Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (1992–1993)
  • Ousman Jammeh, Gambian Foreign Minister (2009–2010)
  • Gregory Ngaji, class of 1977; Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Cross River North Senatorial constituency, Cross River) 2003 – 2011
  • Chris Ngige, Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria (2003–2007) and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Anambra State, Anambra Central Senatorial District), 2011 – 2015, Federal Minister of Labour and Employment, Nigeria (2015-Date)
  • Chimaroke Nnamani, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Enugu East Senatorial District, Enugu State) and Governor of Enugu State (1999–2007)
  • Ben Nwankwo, Member of the Federal House of Representatives (1999-2003)[1]
  • Peter Obi, Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria (2007–2014)
  • Peter Odili, Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria (1999–2007)
  • Fabian Osuji, former Federal Minister of Education
  • Viola Onwuliri, Professor of Biochemistry and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs and Federal Minister of State for Education (2011-2015), Deputy Governorship Candidate, Imo State (2011)
  • Oserheimen Osunbor, Governor of Edo State, Nigeria (2007–2008) and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Edo State, Edo Central Senatorial District), 1999–2007
  • Niki Tobi, first person to earn a PhD in Law from University of Nigeria (1983); Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Nigeria (2002–2010)
  • Patrick Utomi, Presidential candidate for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the Nigerian April 2007 elections and former Director of the Center for Applied Economics, Lagos Business School, Pan African University
  • Osita Ogbu, Professor of economics at the University of Nigeria. He was the Minister of National Planning from 2006 to 2007, and former Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria
  • Aloysius-Michaels Nnabugwu Okolie, Professor of political science and National President and Trustee of the Nigerian Political Science Association[2]

Banking and businessEdit

  • Godwin Emefiele, Group managing director/CEO, Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (2014-)
  • Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President (Africa Region), World Bank and Federal Minister of Education (2006–2007) and Solid Minerals Development (2005–2006), Nigeria
  • Arunma Oteh, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria and Vice-President for Corporate Services, African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (2006–2009)
  • Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (2004–2009)
  • Herbert Wigwe, CEO Access Bank, Nigeria
  • Simon Aranonu, accountant and Executive Director of Large Enterprises for Bank of Industry

Science, technology, engineering, and medicineEdit




Faculty (Past and Present)Edit

  • Chinua Achebe, Emeritus Professor of English, 1985
  • Adiele Afigbo, renowned Professor of History (1966–1992)
  • El Anatsui, Africa's most famous artist and Professor of Sculpture
  • Alexander Animalu, Emeritus Professor of Physics and former Research Scientist, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America; former President, Nigerian Academy of Science and Director-General, National Mathematical Centre, Abuja
  • Eme Awa, Professor of Political Science and chairman, National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), 1987 – 1989
  • Wilberforce Echezona, musicologist
  • Babs Fafunwa, Emeritus Professor of Education; First Dean of the Faculty of Education and Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria (1964–1966); Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the first Nigerian recipient of a doctoral degree in education; former Federal Minister of Education
  • Eni Njoku, Professor of Botany; First Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, 1962 – 1965 and Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, 1966 – 1967
  • Humphrey Nwosu, Professor of Political Science and chairman, National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), 1989 – 1993
  • Samuel Okoye, Professor of Astrophysics


  1. ^ "Hon. Nnebedumchukwu Nwankwo Ben". Nigerian Governance Project. Archived from the original on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Our History". Nigerian Political Science Association. 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  3. ^ Azotani, Chuks (25 October 2019). "Prof Mrs. Salami Lilian Emerges As The New Vice-Chancellor of UNIBEN". Breaking Times. Retrieved 13 December 2019.