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ACADEMIC AND POLITICAL PROFILE OF JUDE NGAJI.. By Generation Next

Jude Ogbeche Ngaji, grew up in the days where education was less important to hard core life by people of his age.

As a young man, who understood the dynamics of life, and the prospect of a better and progressive society, Jude Ogbeche Ngaji never took education less important, and he proved this, by being a focused student till date.

Jude Ogbeche Ngaji, has always been a man of class and experience, he is one who believes that, life begins at experience but does not terminate there. Hence we shall try to inform the general public on the educational sojourn of this less that 48 years old achiever, as well as his experience so far in the field of politics. However, let it be known that, this profiling does not suggest exhaustiveness in its entirety, rather it should be seen as a prelude to who the man, Jude Ogbeche Ngaji is.

Privileged to attend one of our local primary schools precisely Christ the King Primary School Okpoma in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, Jude saw the potentials in our local children in making history, thus took the challenge of being heard and known. In bringing this to reality, he came out with flying colours in his First School Leaving Certificate Examination, which ended him an admission in the prestigious Mary Knoll College Okuku, Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State Nigeria. A school that groomed almost all the big wigs in Nigeria, including Their Excellencies Liyel Imoke, Martins Elechi, Chimaroke Nnamandi and late Hon. John Odey one time National Publicity Secretary of the PDP and a Federal Minister, to mention but a few. In his quest for diverse and experireintial knowledge, Jude Ngaji completed his secondary education at the Federal School of Arts and Sceinces, Abakpa Ogoja. Upon a successful completion of his secondary education, young Jude proceeded to the great University of Uyo, where he studied English and Literally Studies and being the bookish type, after his first degree, he bagged a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management and afterwards, a masters degree in Marketing Technology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO).

The man Jude Ogbeche Ngaji, in other to fulfill that long dream of getting to the peak of academic life, is currently doing a degree course in Law with the University of Calabar, and a Ph.D in Conflict Resolution in view from the same University.

As one who is prepared to give his quota to the society, Jude has undergone several overseas security and intelligence training, spanning the Dubai Police Academy, where he emerged the best student of his set, as well as Enforcement and Regulatory Management Studies at Havard University, United States of America.

This man of no mean repute, equally has numerous ropes on his shoulders which include, Member International Institute of Strategic Studies London, Member American Institute of Security, Founding father Ogoja Youth movement that saw him, fought for the creation of Ogoja State (which will certainly come to pass) as well as students welfare. Above all, Jude Ngaji is an Agro and industrious farmer.

Even as a secondary school student, Jude Ngaji was always given leadership roles both in class and the school in general. He was Regulator, NFCS President all in Maryknoll. This leadership qualities still found its way to his days in the University, where Jude played active role in Cross River State Students Politics, in what we have today as NACRISS.

Approaching secular politics, Jude Ogbeche Ngaji was not carried away by the influence of his dad,who was playing active politics then, but carved a nitch for himself in 2003, with his Neccesity Group, that played integral role in the return of Donald Duke to the Peregrino House as Cross River State Governor.

Knowing his worth and capacity, Jude Ogbeche Ngaji took a shot at the position of State Organizing Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Cross River Chapter, and won the election. This was a period, PDP was adjudged Africa’s biggest political Party by the world. As a performer that he is, during his days as Organizing Secretary, Jude showed commitment and dedication, an attribute that endeared many to him, including the cerebral Liyel Imoke, who would later make him his Deputy Chief of Staff and subsequently his Chief of Staff. For those who were conversant with Liyels government, you could imagine the work and power a chief of staff possessed, and to the glory of God, Jude used it judiciously for the benefit of Cross Riverians and even today frontline politicians.

As the saying goes, a golden fish knows no hidding, Jude Ogbeche Ngaji was again spotted by the Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade to serve and contribute his vast knowledge on governance and leadership by appointing him the State Security Adviser, a position he served with utmost dedication and transparency, a position he used in initiating various security channels to curb insecurity and crimes, a position he used to change the face of security in Cross River admist National Security threats that affected the whole of Nigeria. The Border Patrol Agency, the Home Land Security, Water ways Security, Operation Scolombo, Department of Anti Robbery, Cultism and Kidnapping Squad bears witness as his creative ingenuity.

As a major stakeholder in the game of politics, Jude Ogbeche Ngaji contributed immensely to the emergence of Democracy and stable Electoral process, with his involvement in National Assignment to bring about governance.

As we said in our epilogue, profiling the man Jude Ogbeche Ngaji, no man can claim exhaustiveness, nevertheless, we strongly believe that, for Jude, there seems to be a tide in his affairs which will lead onto great fortune.

This is the man, Generation Next is supporting for Ogoja/ Yala Federal House of Representatives.

Let the opponents display theirs. The journey just got started.