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BOARD MEMBERS and patrons

Esen Jimmy Esen, (FACI) – Project Management Consultant


Esen Jimmy Esen, (FACI) – Project Consultant, B.Sc, M.Sc, PGD,Health Project Management – Crown Agent International, UK – 1991,Project/Programme Design and Management – Royal Institute of Public Administration – UK,25 years working experience and 6 years’ experience as a Project Consultant for African Development Bank/World Bank assisted projects in Akwa Ibom State. He came to International Society for Peace and Safety as a member of board to support in project management and consultancy.


Mr. Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu, SAN was born to the family of Donatus and Theresa, Ojukwu, of Umueleagwa Onicha in Ezinihittee LGA of Imo State. His parents were head teachers and he had the opportunity of going to school at a very young age despite the drawback effects of the Nigerian Civil war which lasted from1967-1970. He graduated with a merit in primary school certificate in 1975 from St Dominic’s Primary School now Central School Ezi-East. He started his secondary education at Obizi High School, Ezi-East in Imo State and finished at Government College Umuahia in Abia State with a distinction in secondary school certificate in 1981. He graduated with LLB, 2nd class Hons from University of Nigeria Enugu Campus in 1985. He was called to the Nigerian Bar as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1986.

Of his school days, some moments stand engraved in his memory. His late father Pa Donatus Anosike Ojukwu had talked him into the beauty of the legal profession while he was 7 years of age. His late father wanted to read law, had gotten admission to a university overseas, but could not proceed due to the civil war. He had taken young Anthony to visit one of his illustrious townsmen who was the first lawyer in the old Mbaise Division of then East Central State, Bar B.S.C Nzenwa (the Father of the present Justice Mary Peter-Odili Jsc). After admiring his picture with the wig and gown adorning the wall of his sitting room, as well as the Queens English and style of speaking during the visit, he told his father at that early stage that he wanted to be a lawyer like that big uncle. No wonder, as early as primary 2 in 1971 after the civil war, when his class members were asked to write composition on the occupation they would like to take up in life, he wrote that he would like to be a lawyer. Incidentally, when he got admission to read law at UNEC in 1981, his teacher in primary 2, who came to his father’s residence to congratulate him reminded him about the composition of 1971. This year 2021, is another reminder of the commitment to read law, made by a 7 year old boy in 1971. “Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable in thy sight, we pray oh lord” they will say.

In addition to over 35 year’s legal professional experience, Mr Ojukwu obtained a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from University of Lagos, Akoka, in 1988 and also attended Public Administration International (PAI) London in 2003 and the international Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) Equitas, Canada 2007.

Barrister Uju Peace Okeke,is a law graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002. She obtained LL.M IN Human Rights (specializing in Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights) from the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein South Africa in 2007. She is currently the Executive Director of Centre for Mmadu on Human Rights (C4M), and Managing partner at Okeke Uju Peace & Co.

Uju Peace Okeke


Patrick Okedinachi Utomi


Prof Pat Utomi is an entrepreneur he has founded or co-founded companies that are active in fields including financial services, ICT, Media and Agriculture. He was candidate for President of Nigeria in 2007 and 2011. Prof. has reached the top in several different endeavours, becoming one of Nigeria’s top managers in Manufacturing before his 33rd birthday, reaching a Presidential Advisory position at 27; earning two Master Degrees and a PhD at 26, a Professorship and global acknowledgement as a leading scholar in Business, Political Economy and Media Studies in his forties. He also belongs to many professional bodies. He is a member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, Institute of Directors, IOD, Nigeria Economic Summit Group and Nigeria Economic Society. He coordinated the establishment of several civil society groups on good governance and accountability such as Transparency in Nigeria,The Centre for Values in Leadership, The Concerned Professionals, and the Restoration Group. In the business sphere, Utomi was the vice-chairman, Platinium–Habib Bank. He is an accomplished columnist, and chairman, BusinessDay Media Limited and creator of Patito’s Gang, a television talk show. He has served on the key apex private sector associations including the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI); The National Council of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria; and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA). He is active on the International speaking circuit, especially on the subjects of Growth economics, comparative development, Leadership, the Curse of Oil and China’s Economic surge and growing influence in Africa. He has collaborated fairly frequently with the center for strategic and international studies (CSIS) in Washington, and Chatham House, in the UK. He has also written commissioned papers for the UKs DFID including the latest collaboration with Colleagues from Oxford on the Political Economy of growth in Nigeria. (2006).