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NewsReel 5/9/13 - Otive Igbuzor: The Making of A Leader

NewsReel 5/9/13 - Otive Igbuzor: The Making of A Leader

 [ Masterweb Reports: Eddy Aghanenu reports ] – There is a time in a nation’s history that nature throws up a leader that will be able to guide the nation right to greater heights. Such leaders have leadership entrusted to them to lead the nation from a state of despair, anguish and economic backwardness to a state of certainty, security, abundance and peace. Some individuals may not know the God given qualities they are endowed with but circumstances call for their attention through which they discover themselves and assume their divine mission.
One of such leaders in Bible history was Moses. When the Israelites were in slavery in Egypt and there seems to be no solution to their problem, God raised Moses.  Moses never understood his mission hence he ran away to a foreign land until God showed him his mission on earth – to lead the Israelites to freedom.

God raised David when there was despondence and fear in the land. The Israelites under Saul were living in perpetual fear of their neighbours. David, though young was able to liberate his people. His reign ushered in one of the best periods in the nation’s history.

Winston Churchill came at the right time to challenge the Nazi Germany machine of Adolf Hitler. He was able to rally the nation that was living in fear of the Germans to victory.

Chief Obafemi Awolowo came at the right time to lead the Yoruba race to light through his educational policy. Today, the rest of the nation is still playing catch up with the Yorubas in terms of education.

Leaders emerge at certain times to set the nation right and to keep the ship from drifting away. Delta State has not had it so bad. It is a poor state in the midst of plenty. 

 It is like the proverbial man living by the river side yet washes his hands with spittle. Insecurity is in the air. There is youth restiveness in most parts of the state. Kidnapping is rampart. Robberies have become daily occurrence. Kidnapping has become another major investment in the state.  Investors are therefore scared of investing in the state. The result is the high level of unemployment we are witnessing today in the state.

Basic infrastructures are lacking. The roads are in terrible shape. Abandoned or uncompleted projects are now part of the aesthetics in the state. Compared to other states, Delta State is on the decline in terms of infrastructural development.

 The health sector is in a terrible state. The hospitals are still consulting clinics. The infant mortality rate has not decreased. Drugs are not available. The people still consult quacks and purchase fake drugs to treat their ailments.

The educational sector is in a near state of collapse. Though there cosmetic attempts at rehabilitating public schools, dilapidated school buildings is still a common sight. There are no furniture for the pupils. The laboratories are either ill equipped or not equipped at all. The standard is falling. Performance in external examinations is getting worse by the day.

In short, Deltans have lost hope.  They do not know where to turn to for a savior that will deliver them from the hands of the Egyptians. They have been searching for the individual that will deliver them. Even when they find, their votes are not made to count. It is at such period of despair and gloom that God sends someone capable to rescue such a state. Such a man is Dr Otive Igbuzor.

Dr. Otive Igbuzor was born on 5th September, 1963 at Ugono-Orogun in Ughelli North LGA of Delta State. The father, Late Mr. Igbuzor Eruemukohwarie Etiemonu hails from Emonu-Orogun paternally and Ugono-Orogun maternally all in Ughelli North LGA. The mother, Late Mrs. Omohwovo Igbuzor hails from Ugono-Orogun paternally and Kokori  in  Ethiope East LGA maternally. 

Dr. Otive Igbuzor attended Ugono Primary School, Ugono-Orogun from 1970-76 and finished with merit honours. He spent only four years in secondary at Baptist High School, Eku (1976-1980) having been given double promotion from class one to three for his excellent academic performance. He obtained his West African Examinations Council School Certificate in June, 1980 with Division one.  During the 1980/81 session, he was at Higher School in Government College, Ughelli. In 1981, he gained admission into the University of Benin, Benin City to read pharmacy. He graduated in 1986 with a bachelor of pharmacy degree with second class, upper division. In 1992, 1997 and 2004, he bagged Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science in Political Science (International Relations) and PhD Public Administration respectively all from the University of Maiduguri.

Dr. Igbuzor started out his career as a pharmacist. After graduation in 1986, he worked as a pupil pharmacist from 1986-1987 at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City. From 1987-88, he did his national youth service (NYSC) at Awo-Omamma Community Hospital in Imo State. On return from NYSC, he worked briefly as a Superintendent Pharmacist of Oliha Chemists in Benin City before he moved to Maiduguri in Borno State in 1989. He worked as a superintendent pharmacist for only two years at Curtis Peoples Pharmaceutical Chemist Ltd  after which he set up his own pharmaceutical company-Francotive Pharmacy Ltd in 1991. He was Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company from 1991-1999. He was the inaugural secretary of the Nigerian Association of General Practice Pharmacists (NAGPP), now Association of community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) in Borno State and later became the Chairman of the association. He was also Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN). As a leader in the pharmacy profession, he contributed immensely to the fight against drug abuse and misuse and fake drugs. He was a professional to the core and a promoter of the ethics of the profession. In recognition of his meritorious services, he was given a merit award by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Borno State. It was his desire to contribute to the transformation of society that he made a complete career change into the development sector.

Dr. Igbuzor is a human rights activist and a dedicated patriot. He was a founding and leading member of many human rights organizations in the 1980s and 1990s including Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP), Women in Nigeria (WIN) and Democratic Alternative (DA). He was the Country Director of Action Aid and later, the head of the International section of the organisation. He has been involved in the pro-democracy movement from the 1980s to date. He continues to push the frontier of human rights and fights against poverty and injustice. He is a mobiliser for social movement for change and a regular commentator in the mass media. He is a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN). He is a fellow and National President of Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria.

Dr. Otive Igbuzor is an activist scholar. He was a lecturer at the Delta State University, Lagos Centre from 1991-2001. Dr. Igbuzor is an accomplished scholar and prolific writer. He has conducted a lot of studies in Nigeria and is widely published in scholarly journals and textbooks on democracy, health, gender, politics and development.

Having seen and experienced the suffering of the people, Dr Otive Igbuzor said that he could not bear it any longer but to join in the emancipation of the people. From his foundation – Ejiro and Otive Ibuzor Foundation, he provided succor to the people. He began to empower the people especially women. Grants were given to women to start up small scale businesses. He touched lives all over the state with his foundation. 

The passion he has for the people and development of Delta State cannot be quantified. He has a burning zeal to transform Delta from a backward state to a twenty first century state. It is this urge to make Delta State the envy of other states that is the driving force behind his desire to be at the Government House Asaba.

He has been going from community to community to feel the pulse of the people. Everywhere he has been, he has been well received by the people. What he has also seen has equally convinced him that the last four years in Delta State have been wasted. The time to effect that change is now and the people look on to him to provide the needed leadership.

Dr Otive Igbuzor, a devout Christian (he is a pastor) has his job cut out for him. The people already love him. He will definitely get the support of the masses in implementing his people oriented programmes if he eventually wins the elections.  His vision will definitely come to fruition once he is elected into office come 2015. He says “my vision for Delta State is anchored on the full realization of its vast potentials, human and natural; where life is abundant for all; where the people are given the opportunity to fully realize their aspirations, and thumb their chest that they hail from the right spot of planet earth. My vision is to see a Delta State that is of world class status through a well implemented programme of transformation. It will be a State where every citizen will have a sense of belonging; where resources are diligently deployed to the development of the people, and productive sectors, for them to enjoy good life. I dream of a progressive State where equity, peace, security and good governance are used to guarantee the equitable development of our people. A State where equal opportunity will propel all to achieve their optimum aspirations in life. I hope to re-create a protected and clean environment for the well being of our people”.

As you celebrate this day that God brought you to earth, may the desires of Deltans to have a sincere, upright man like you to be their leader come to fruition. Happy birthday, Dr Otive Igbuzor.

Eddy Aghanenu ( ).

*Photo Caption – Dr. Otive Igbuzor