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Enyinnaya Abaribe: The Smart One

Nigerian Senator, Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe was born today, March 1, 1955, in Aba, Abia state.

The now 64-year-old Senator got his WASSCE from Government College Umuahia in 1974. He went on to the University of Benin, where he received a bachelor’s degree economics in 1979 and a master’s degree in economics in 1982.


Abaribe was elected to the Senate in 2007 and has been representing Abia South Senatorial District till date.

He is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs. He is also a member of the Committees on the Independent National Electoral Commission, Senate Services, and Works. And, currently the chairman Senate Committee on Media and Publicity.

Before 2007, Senator Abaribe was Abia State’s Deputy Governor from May 29, 1999, after Orji Uzor Kalu’s 1999 election to the Governorship until he resigned in March 7, 2003 – before the third attempt to impeach him became a reality.

He holds the title Nwadiohanma Ngwa.

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