United Nigeria Airline chairman, Okonkwo Appointed Visiting Professor at UNIZIK

Prof. Obiora Okonkwo



Posted by Sade Williams


The Chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo has been appointed a visiting professor of entrepreneurship by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

The appointment was conveyed to Prof. Okonkwo in a letter dated July 21, 2022 with reference number NAU/A/R/P/G.02 signed by the university registrar, Barr. Philomena Okoye.

According to the letter, Prof. Okonkwo role will include “teaching, student supervision and research” as well as undertake other “academic related services as the department/faculty/university shall assign” to him.

It will be recalled that the University of Abuja Business School (UABS), had last April, also appointed Okonkwo as a professor of business studies of the university.

Prof. Okonkwo, who holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Political Science (with distinction), from the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, will execute the appointments on pro bono basis.

He earned a Master of Science Degree in Economics, also, with distinction, from the Russian Peoples Friendship University, Moscow, and a First Class degree in Economics from the Russian Peoples Friendship University, also, in Moscow.

A successful businessman and intellectual, Okonkwo started out at Onitsha where he had his primary and secondary education which he combined with trading at the Onitsha Main Market.

He also holds a Professional Fellowship Doctorate from the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria and Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and Mediators of Nigeria. He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR), Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FCE).



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