Frank Nnaemeka Nweke Jnr: Biography, Age, Education, Wife, Children, Net Worth, and Controversy
Who is Frank Nweke Jr?
Frank Nnaemeka Nweke Jr has over two decades of demonstrated success in senior leadership and management in the private, public, and civic sectors. He brings extensive expertise and in-depth understanding of development policy and planning and the challenges faced by African countries and emerging markets. He has a proven delivery record in government and business and is an astute and consummate builder of strategic partnerships across sectors, nations and regions.
Frank Nnaemeka Nweke Jr is a Nigerian Politician, Entrepreneur, Teacher and Social Innovator. He is a two-time Federal Minister in Nigeria and former Director General, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). He is a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and is currently vying for the position of Governor of Enugu in the 2023 Nigerian General Election, upon emerging the party candidate at the primary election in May 2022.
Until recently, he was a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Lagos Business School and a member of the faculty, the School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG), Nigeria, where he lectured on Ethics and Values. He is an Edward S. Mason Fellow and an alumnus of the Aspen Institute, Colorado.
Age: born 18 September 1965
Family and Parents: Frank Nweke II (FNJ) was born in Lagos, Nigeria to the family of late Igwe Frank Nweke, Okeifufe Napkparu Ujo Nku I, of Ishi Ozalla, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Wife and Children: Not much is heard of his personal life
Education: Frank’s early years were spent in Lagos where he began his primary school education at St. Paul’s Catholic school. Following his family’s migration to Maiduguri, he completed his primary education at Shehu Garbai primary school, thereafter proceeding to Federal Government College, Maiduguri for his secondary school education. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Zoology from the Federal University of Technology, Yola. Thereafter, he earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri.
In 2007, FNJ attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he obtained a second master’s degree in Public Administration and a certificate in Strategic Management. He was elected President of the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of Nigeria (2020 – 2022).
He is an Edward S. Mason Fellow and an alumnus of the Aspen Institute, Colorado.
Languages: Nweke is an effective multilingual communicator who is fluent in written and spoken Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and English, Nweke thrives when harnessing and bridging multicultural teams with diverse belief systems and political ideologies.
Companies and Boards: Nweke sits on the boards of Stellar Constellation Group and Callphone Nigeria Limited, a fin-tech payment solutions company. He had also served on boards of publicly quoted companies such as Nigerian Breweries Plc, as a non-executive director and as a trustee and member of the advisory boards of non-governmental organisations and several public sector committees, including Guardians of the Nation International; Rise Networks Human and Education Development; Mothers United and Mobilized; Private Sector Working Group of the National Planning Commission, National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria, National Steering Committee on the Growth and Employment Project and the Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation. In 2014, Nweke was appointed to the Global Agenda Council for Africa of the World Economic Forum and currently serves as a World Economic Forum Experts Global Network member.
Public service: He is an ethical, exemplary and proven leader with a transformational approach to leadership rooted in his values, and the ability to easily traverse both global and grassroots environments, with an enduring sense of community and focus on leaving sustainable legacies.
In 1999, Nweke was commissioned as a resident consultant to the Enugu State government on development planning and general public sector reforms. The following year, he was appointed Enugu State coordinator of the Community County Council.. In these positions, Nweke provided counsel on economic development, restructuring and privatization strategies for state-owned enterprises, and led the implementation of public-private investment projects in concert with development partners i.e. UK Department for International Development, United States Agency for International Development and World Bank.
Chief of Staff to Enugu State Governor
From June 2001 to June 2003, Nweke held the position of Chief of Staff to Governor Chimaroke Nnamani, where he managed the office of the Governor and coordinated the overall government activities.
In June 2003, Nweke was appointed Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Duties. He became Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Special Duties and Youth Development in April 2004. In July 2005, he was appointed Minister of Information and National Orientation and then, Minister of Information and Communication in January 2007, an office he occupied until May 2007.
During his tenure in Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council as Minister of Special Affairs, Nweke coordinated and led the implementation of bold policy reforms in the information and telecommunications sector.
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