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NDI-ANAMBRA STATE, Meet Your Governor, Osita Benjamin Chidoka.

Born in Obosi, Anambra state on July 18, 1971, Ositadinma Benjamin Chidoka is one who has been in public service for most of his working life. After a stint at the Federal Capital Development Authority in 1996, Chidoka, who graduated from the University of Nigeria in 1995 with a degree in Management went on to work from 1997 to 1998 as Personal Assistant to the Minister of State, Ministry of Works and Housing.

In 2000, Osita Chidoka worked again as Personal Assistant, this time to the Minister of Transport, Chief Ojo Maduekwe. He held this position until 2003 when his boss became the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Legal Matters and Chidoka became his Special Assistant.
After leaving public service in 2006, Chidoka moved to Mobil Producing Nigeria, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation, where he was made the Senior Advisor, Government and Business Relations, a position which saw him still hobnobbing with the government of the day. It was from his position at Mobil that, in 2007, he was appointed as Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Commission, at the age of 36, making him the youngest ever to occupy the office.

Chidoka who was the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Award winner – Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 1996 also served as Secretary, National Committee for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Nigeria in 1998.
Other positions he had occupied include;
-Assistant Secretary, 1999 Handover Committee, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
-Team Leader, Committee on development of the current Port Policy.
-Member, Committee on drafting of the non-motorized transport mode policy to provide infrastructure for safe walking, bicycling and other transport modes that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
-Member, Committee on review of Abuja Master plan.
-President, African Group, International Road Safety Organisation (PRI).

Osita Chidoka also holds a Graduate Diploma in Maritime & Ports Management, National University of Singapore – 2002.

Certificate in Global Strategy and Political Economy, Mansfield College, Oxford University – 2004.

Masters Degree in Transport Policy & Logistics, School of Public Policy, George Masons University, USA – 2006.

He is the NEXT GOVERNOR of Anambra state..

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