Introduction


Mr. Ifeatu Chinedu Onejeme graduated among the top 1% of the entire Faculty of Business Administration from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, in July 1986, with a First Class honours Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (1CAN); Honorary Senior Member, the Chartered

Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and an alumnus of several executive education programmes locally and overseas, from many globally-acclaimed educational institutions. Some of these include the Wharton
Business School of the University of Pennsylvania USA;


University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Euromoney Training Centre, Surrey, London, United Kingdom, and the Lagos Business School. At these institutions, he underwent specialist training in E-Commerce Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Project Finance, Senior Management Programme (SMP-3 Class of 1995), key issues in the strategic management of Human
Resources, Communication Strategies for Successful Change, amongst others.

Mr Onejeme was the Best Graduating Student (class of 1982) Federal Government College, Sokoto, topping his set with a distinction and aggregate 08 in the 1982 GCE 0/Level examinations. He also won the Dean’s List Awards (1983 to 1986) Faculty of Business Administration, University of Nigeria, during the course of his academic study in Accountancy.


Mr Onejeme acquired over 27 years of professional experience in the banking and financial services industry, Nigeria and across Africa, including over l4 years at general management and executive management positions in top financial institutions. He served and retired as Executive Director of Corporate Banking at United Bank for Africa Plc where he previously held the positions of Executive Director of Corporate and International Banking; Group Director, International Banking and Financial Services; Chief Executive Officer of UBA Ea & Southern Africa; Chief Executive Officer of UBA We5 and Central Africa and Group Treasurer of the whole UBA Group. He retired meritoriously in August 2013 at the completion of his tenure of office and went into private business until his recent appointment by His Excellency, Chief Willie M. Obiano as the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Finance, Industry, Innovations & Development Financial Institutions.

The Ministry is charged with the responsibility of managing the finances of the State in order to achieve optimum impact on performance indices. It is responsible for developing the financial and operational strategies for the State’s economic development.