Senator Orji Kalu is young, enthusiastic and high-spirited. However, his rise to national and international limelight is quite meteoric.
Dr. Orji who hails from Igbere, Bende, Abia North in Abia state was born on April 21, 1960. He is a Christian and he’s happily married.
He attended Christ the king school, Aba in 1974, Government College, Umuahia in 1979, University of Maiduguri in 1980 and Abia state university, Uturu in 2001.
His educational qualifications include Doctor of Public Administration from the university of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2017, B.Sc in political science from Abia state university in 2001 and his West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) in 1979.
Dr. Kalu is seen as one of the most visible businessmen, politicians, Philanthropist and humanists in Nigeria today. 1992 to 1994, he was a member of the House of Representatives, 1999 to 2007, he served as the Governor of Abia state, then senator federal Republic of Nigeria from 2019 till date.
He once served as the chairman of Borno Water Board, Cooperative and Commerce Bank limited, Orji Uzor Kalu Foundations, Senate committee on Banking and other financial institutions and amongst others.
Dr. Orji is part of different committees in Nigeria. He’s a member of the senate committee on selection, Banking and other financial institutions, committee on Defence, on works, water resources, power, special duties and more.
Due to his humanitarian nature and contribution to the society, Dr. Orji has been recognized and given varieties of awards. In 1986, he received the National Merit Award, Nigerian Chamber of Commerce industrialist of the year, also, member order of the Niger.
Despite his busy schedule, he engages in watching football, listening to music, traveling, swimming and farming which serves as his hobbies.
Dr. Orji has maintains his standard on evolution and has done well for himself.