Prof. Uche Ikonne Passed away at the National Hospital in Abuja at 4 a.m. on January 25, 2023, due to cardiac arrest. Let’s read his full biography and net worth below.
Wikipedia Profile & Background
|Real Name:||Uchenna Eleazar Ikonne|
|Date of Birth:||August 15th, 1956|
|Age:||66 years old @ 2022|
|State of Origin:||Abia State, Nigeria|
|Place of Birth:||Isiala Ngwa North, Abia State|
|Wife:||Barrister Lady Uzoamaka G. Uche Ikonne|
|Occupation:||Academic – Author – Politician|
|Net Worth:||< $1 million|
|Date of Death:||January 25, 2023|
|Education:||Manila Central University, Saint Jude College, Abia State University|
|Place of Death:||National Hospital, Abuja|
Prof Uche Ikonne Biography
He was born on August 15th, 1956, in Agburuike, Nsulu, in Isiala Ngwa North, Abia State. He passed away as a governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State.
The biographical information of the late Professor Uchenna Ikonne, including his cause of death, age, career, family, and profile, as well as information about his role as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, is as follows:
Uchenna Eleazar Ikonne was an optometrist and politician who served as the 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University and the former Rector of Abia State Polytechnic in Aba.
Age – Date of Birth
He died at the age of 66 years old in Abuja. He was born in the August 15th, 1956, and died on the January 25, 2023. Uche Ikonne represented the People’s Democratic Party as a candidate for governor in Abia State 2023 before he passed away.
State of Origin
Ikonne was born in Agburuike, Nsulu in Isiala Ngwa North, Abia State. Isiala Ngwa North is a Local Government Area (LGA) that is bordered by other LGAs such as Arochukwu, Bende, and Ohafia. It is comprised of various towns and villages, including Amaekpu, Umudim and Umuokpara.
Wife – Children
During his lifetime, Uche Ikonne was married to Barrister Lady Uzoamaka G. Uche Ikonne, who was a Permanent Secretary/Solicitor-General in Abia State. Together they had two sons.
Who Is Prof Uche Ikonne
The late Professor Uchenna Ikonne was a Nigerian optometrist who held the position of 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, a position he assumed in December 2015.
Prior to this, he had served as the Rector of Abia State Polytechnic in Aba as part of the “Rescue Mission” from 2014 to 2015.
After attending Ngwa High School in Aba, Abia State, he went on to study optometry at Manila Central University in the Philippines. He later obtained a specialist master’s degree in Hospital Administration from St. Jude College in the Philippines.
Upon his return to Nigeria in 1985, he worked as a consulting optometrist at Park Lane General Hospital in Enugu and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Environmental Health Science from Abia State University.
Ikonne served in various leadership roles at Abia State University and Abia State Polytechnic between 2010 and 2014, including as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Rector (on Rescue Mission), and Head of Department of Optometry.
In December 2015, he became the 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University. He also served as Acting Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, and Deputy Provost of the College of Medicine & Health Sciences.
In 1993, he was appointed as a member of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria, later becoming chairman of the education committee in Abia State.
In 2019, he was appointed Chairman of the Governing Board of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN) and served on the board until 2022.
Ikonne received numerous awards for his work in optometry, including the African Optometric Educator Award of the year 2003 and the Distinguished Merit Award of the Nigerian Optometric Association, 2006.
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