Dr Michael Iheonukara Okpara, 19201984 (aged 63 years)

Michael Iheonukara okpara
Name
Dr Michael Iheonukara /Okpara/
Name prefix
Dr
Given names
Michael Iheonukara
Surname
Okpara
Birth December 25, 1920
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National Health Service
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from July 29, 1948 to August 14, 1948 (aged 27 years)
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January 20, 1953 (aged 32 years)

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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from April 6, 1955 to January 10, 1957 (aged 36 years)

Occupation
Premier of Eastern Nigeria
October 1, 1959 (aged 38 years)

Michael I. Okpara and Adanma Enyidiya Okpara at the Enugu Stadium during Billy Graham's crusade in the city.
Michael I. Okpara and Adanma Enyidiya Okpara at the Enugu Stadium during Billy Graham's crusade in the city.

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Michael I. Okpara and Adanma Enyidiya Okpara at the Enugu Stadium during Billy Graham's crusade in the city.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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from January 10, 1957 to October 19, 1963 (aged 42 years)

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January 20, 1977 (aged 56 years)

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from October 1978 to February 1979 (aged 58 years)
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January 20, 1981 (aged 60 years)

Death December 17, 1984 (aged 63 years)
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Family with Adanma Enyidiya
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Michael Iheonukara okpara
19201984
Birth: December 25, 1920Umuegwu Okpuala, Ohuhu, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
Occupation: Premier of Eastern NigeriaOctober 1, 1959
Death: December 17, 1984Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
wife
Adanma Enyidiya
son
Nnawuihe Okpara
son
Uzodinma Okpara
daughter
Chinyere Okpara
son
Enyinna Okpara
daughter
Ugonwa Okpara
daughter
Ijeoma Okpara
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Michael Okpara was Premier of Eastern Nigeria during the First Republic, from 1959 to 1966. He was the nation's youngest Premier.

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At 39 years, Michael Okpara was the youngest Premier of Nigeria & the Eastern Region for six years & Port Harcourt as part of the Eastern region. He was responsible for setting up the Trans Amadi Industrial Area, Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt and Enugu Michelin Tyre Factory in Port Harcourt, Obudu Cattle Ranch in Calabar, the Owerri shoe Industry, the Aba Textile Mill and Port Harcourt seaport expansion.

He did all these with No crude Oil revenue, but resources from palm oil, coal and limestone. In Port Harcourt, Dr Michael Okpara’s visionary acumen blossomed in the establishment and development of a vast Trans Amadi Industrial Estate which, to this day, remains the heartbeat and bulwark of industrial development in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Dr Okpara was the son of a labourer but rose to become a medical doctor of distinction. He never owned a house. He practised “Pragmatic Socialism” and his hobby was building infrastructure development for the Old Eastern Nigeria as well as encouraging agriculture. After the unfortunate civil war, he went to exile in Ireland where he practised Medicine. Before his return from exile in 1979, his friends took up the task to build him a house in his village at Umuegwu in Umuahia, Abia state and that was the only house and property he had.Dr. Michael Okpara died on December 17, 1984, and today, a University of Agriculture is named after him in Umudike and likewise, a street is named after him in Abuja. It was in the house built by his friends that he was buried in 1985.

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Michael I. Okpara and Adanma Enyidiya Okpara at the Enugu Stadium during Billy Graham's crusade in the city.

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Biography of Michael Iheonukara Okpara

Michael Iheonukara Okpara (25 December 1920 – 17 December 1984) was a Nigerian politician and Premier of Eastern Nigeria during the First Republic, from 1959 to 1966. At 39, he was the nation's youngest Premier. He was a strong advocate of what he called "pragmatic socialism" and believed that agricultural reform was crucial to the ultimate success of Nigeria.

Michael Okpara was Premier of Eastern Nigeria during the First Republic, from 1959 to 1966. He was the nation's youngest Premier.

At 39 years, Michael Okpara was the youngest Premier of Nigeria & the Eastern Region for six years & Port Harcourt as part of the Eastern region. He was responsible for setting up the Trans Amadi Industrial Area, Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt and Enugu Michelin Tyre Factory in Port Harcourt, Obudu Cattle Ranch in Calabar, the Owerri shoe Industry, the Aba Textile Mill and Port Harcourt seaport expansion.

He did all these with No crude Oil revenue, but resources from palm oil, coal and limestone. In Port Harcourt, Dr Michael Okpara’s visionary acumen blossomed in the establishment and development of a vast Trans Amadi Industrial Estate which, to this day, remains the heartbeat and bulwark of industrial development in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Dr Okpara was the son of a labourer but rose to become a medical doctor of distinction. He never owned a house. He practised “Pragmatic Socialism” and his hobby was building infrastructure development for the Old Eastern Nigeria as well as encouraging agriculture. After the unfortunate civil war, he went to exile in Ireland where he practised Medicine.

Before his return from exile in 1979, his friends took up the task to build him a house in his village at Umuegwu in Umuahia, Abia state and that was the only house and property he had.Dr. Michael Okpara died on December 17, 1984, and today, a University of Agriculture is named after him in Umudike and likewise, a street is named after him in Abuja. It was in the house built by his friends that he was buried in 1985.