Barr. Anugbum Promise Onuoha(JP) , Special Adviser to the Governor on Lands and Survey

Sir Anugbum Promise Onuoha JP, an Estate Surveyor/Valuer and a seasoned Legal Practioner called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court Nigeria over a decade. He was born on the 8th day of August 1962 in Rumuenyiwere-Oroekpo Community, Rumuepirikom Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

In pursuit of the Golden Fleece, Sir Anugbum Promise Onuoha attended Kings College of Commerce Buguma from 1974 – 1979 and obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) with Division one.

He was admitted in 1983 to study Estate Management in the premier Rivers State University of Science and Technology and graduated in 1987 with Second Class Division, Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech).

Upon his graduation in 1987, he did his one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Abuja in 1987 – 1988 as an Estate Surveyor/Valuer. On completion of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), he was engaged as a researcher by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos in 1988.

He was later employed as a Lands Officer II in the Federal Ministry of works and Housing in 1988 and resigned as a Senior Lands Officer in 1991 thereafter he joined the Rivers State Local Government Service Commission in the same year and rose to the rank of a Director.

He was appointed by the former Governor of Rivers State Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi as a Commissioner in the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission and was in charge of political parties and Legal Matters.

With a solid and unshakable intellectual foundation his colossal interest in the legal profession inspired him to later proceed to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology were he obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree in 2002 with second class honours and was called to the Nigerian Bar in May 2004. He had his private legal private practice in the firm of Okey Wali (SAN) & Co.

Barr Anugbum Promise Onuoha is a notary public and holds masters degree in law from the same Rivers State University of Science & Technology currently a Ph.d student of the Imo State University Post Graduate School, Owerri.

He is a member of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors/Valuers. He was appointed by the Governor of Rivers State Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, as Special Adviser to oversee in the Ministry of Lands and Survey. He is also a vibrant member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and International Bar Association (IBA). He is the president of Apara Committee of Friends (ACF). He was awarded JUSTICE OF PEACE by the Rivers State Government in 2011.

He is a recognized Chief in Rumuepirikom Kingdom, a knight of St.Christopher and a communicating communicant in the Anglican Communion.
Sir Anugbum Onuoha is happily married to Barr. (Mrs.) Oby Anugbum and blessed with a daughter and two sons.