Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu is an Anambra politician and billionaire who was in December 2023 brought into the social media limelight over his engagement to Miss Universe Nigeria 2023, Mitchel Ihezue.
Who is Nicholas Ukachukwu?
Nicholas Ukachukwu is a billionaire businessman and industrialist. He is the Chairman/CEO of SNECOU Group Limited, an organization with an interest in oil and gas, real estate, construction, agriculture, education, and media.
He’s a former member of the House of Representatives, representing the Bwari Abuja Municipal Federal Constituency.
Nicholas Ukachukwu was born on March 20, 1969. He is 54 years old as of 2023.
His father is Chief Nkachuwku Nwako, a prominent businessman and community leader.
State of origin
Nicholas Ukachukwu was born in Osumenyi, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Ukachukwu attended St. John’s Primary School, Osumenyi, for his primary school education. He would later proceed to St. Charles Secondary School, Onitsha, for his secondary school education.
After obtaining his secondary school leaving certificate, Charles Ukachukwu proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studied Political Science and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984.
He also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Manchester, England, in 1988.
Nicholas Nwachukwu lost his wife in 2020. Late Mrs Nnenna Ukachukwu died in the same accident that claimed the life of the wife of former Senate Leader, Ndoma-Egba, Amaka, and a police officer, Chinyere Azike, along Ore-Benin expressway on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Nicolas and Nnenna’s marriage produced five children.
In December 2023, Mitchel Ihezue, Miss Universe Nigeria 2023, shared pre-wedding photos with Nwachukwu on her Instagram page, a development that generated mixed reactions from netizens.
Mitchel Ihezue is an MBA graduate.
She’s the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)/Miss World Nigeria 2017 and also the Miss World Top Model 2017.
Prince Ukachukwu became active in the business world in 1985 when he joined his father’s company, Nwakwo and Sons Limited as director.
He would later establish SNECOU Oil and Gas Limited, a firm engaged in petroleum products’ exploration, production, and marketing.
Today, he has investments in oil and gas, real estate, agriculture, education and media.
His company SNECOU Construction Limited, has executed construction projects like roads, bridges, and dams in Nigeria.
He also owns and operates the British Nigeria Academy, a private school offering education for nursery to secondary level.
His media house SNECOU Media Limited, operates newspaper publications, along with radio and television stations.
He is also linked to Riok Nigeria Limited, one of the consultants that allegedly executed contracts in respect of the Paris Club refunds to the states and local governments. The company is a beneficiary of a promissory note for $142 million out of the controversial $418 million approved to consultants.
He is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nwachukwu served as a member of the House of Representatives, representing the Bwari Abuja Municipal Federal Constituency between 1999 and 2003.
Since he left the Green Chamber many years ago, he has tried to remain relevant in the political scene in the state.
After his unsuccessful attempt to get the PDP governorship ticket, he left in 2006 to join the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), where he emerged as the party’s candidate but was defeated by Peter Obi of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He contested again on the platform of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) but was again defeated by Obi, who was re-elected for a second term.
Charles returned to PDP in 2013 but again was unable to win the party’s ticket, which was won by Osekoka Obaze, who would later lose at the general poll to Willie Obiano of APGA.
He left PDP again in 2018 to join APGA, where he contested and won the primary election to emerge as the party’s candidate for the Anambra South Senatorial District in the 2019 election.
However, his victory was short-lived as an aggrieved aspirant, Dr Anselm Enyimba, filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja, claiming the primary election was marred by irregularities and fraud.
The court nullified his candidacy and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognize Enyimba as the party’s candidate.
Enyimba would later lose to Ifeanyi Ubah of the YPP.
There is no reliable source that verifies Prince Charles Nwachukwu’s exact net worth. However, many reports indicated him to be a billionaire.
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