|Date of Birth:
|July 8, 1959 (64 years old)
What is Ifeanyi Arthur’s Net Worth
Ifeanyi Arthur CON is a Nigerian Politician and Doctor who has a net worth of $300 million. Ever since May 2015, he has served as Governor of Delta State and also the vice presidential nominee of the People Democratic Party running alongside Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election.
Ifeanyichukwu Arthur Okowa was birthed on the 8th of July 1959 in Owa-Alero, Ika North-East Local Government Area, Delta State.
He studied at Edo College in Benin City from 1970 to 1976 before moving on to the University of Ibadan to obtain a degree in medicine and surgery, earning an MBBS in 1981.
Ifeanyi worked as a Medical Officer for the Bendel State Hospitals Management Board after leaving the National Youth Service Corps. In 1986, he began working in private practice as the director of the Victory Medical Centre in Igbanke.
Career in Politics
Prior to joining the state government of Governor James Ibori in 1999, Okowa first gained notoriety in local politics.
Ifeanyi Okowa unsuccessfully ran for governor in the primary in 2006 after leaving the government, but he later rejoined it under his old rival, Emmanuel Uduaghan.
When national politics became his focus in 2011, Okowa ran successfully for Delta North senator.
He served in the Senate for four years before returning to Delta and winning a resounding victory in the 2015 election for governor, becoming the first member of the ethnic Ika group or resident of the state’s north.
By a comparable margin in 2019, Okowa was later re-elected.
Honor and recognition
At Lagos’ Eko Hotel & Suites, he received the Independent Newspaper’s Man of the Year 2017 award. Alhaji Ismailis Isa Funtu gave the prize.
His successful lecture, “Good Governance for Wealth Creation and Sustainable Development: Experience and Lessons,” was presented at the 2017 edition of the University of Ibadan Alumni Lecture, which was sponsored by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association.
He received the highest award from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, in 2017. (UIAA)
President Muhammadu Buhari awarded him the title of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in October 2022.
Ifeanyi Arthur is married to Edith Okowa for the past 35 years. They are blessed with four children; three girls and one boy.
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