Who is Hon Godwin Ogenyi; A Sneak Peek into His Personality
Hon. Godwin Chidozie Ogenyi was Born to the family of Felix and Comfort Ogenyi from Mgbuji Eha-Amufu, isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State on 10th February, 1960.
He attended Eha Township School (ETS) Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo L.G.A. of Enugu State, later he gained admission into community secondary school in Isienu Nsukka.
After his secondary education, he gained admission into the prestigious University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC), where he obtained a B.Sc Hons. Land Surveying Geodesy and Photogrammetry in 1986.
Hon. Ogenyi is a human Resource Development Agent and Consultant in different areas of life; an Innovative, Inspiring, gifted, skilled and dynamic personality with tested leadership, organizational and mobilization skills.
He is the CEO of YORDEL AFRICA as he was inspired by his vision of making people, building people, raising men and women, he invested deeply in establishing YORDEL AFRICA as a medium for human resources and development to empower youth, awards scholarship to the less privileged and youths with high intellectual in over 50 countries.
Not only on formal education but as well as informal education such as skill acquisition, training and empowerment after training. Today, many beneficiaries has become successful business men and women through training and empowerment and some with first and second degrees in different universities within and across the country.
Hon. Ogenyi is a bridge builder, a peace maker who found the importance of oneness, a philanthropist, he was an active member that resolved the age long dispute at Okwojo Ngwo and restored peace and tranquility to the people in 1994.
He is a Christian and God fearing, dedication and commitment to the things of God gave him rise to the National President; Student Christian of Nigeria, he presided over the affairs of the organization in all the 36 states of the federation, interfaced with several International Development Agencies and Managed the operation of the movement in all the schools and higher institutions in Nigeria.
He established a Link between SCM of Nigeria and the World Students Christian Federation Regional H/Q at Nairobi and the International office at Genève Switzerland.
He was the National Secretary Eha-Amufu Believers Association (EBA) with more than 500 Clergies as members of the Association.
He is the Founder Agape Comprehensive College, Eha-Amufu School Project, The YORDEL Africa Established and Runs the Agape comprehensive School established since 1997 in Eha-Amufu, Isi-UzoLGA, to assist the poor in one of the rural communities in Enugu State of Nigeria.
The school has helped to reduce poverty and illiteracy level among our Youths and has offered opportunities for thousands of people including adults to attend school and obtain certificates, paved way for jobs and higher academic learning opportunities.
This project is solely being funded by YORDEL Africa since 1997.
Positions of Trust Held
Hon. Ogenyi was appointed to the office of Honorable Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Poverty Reduction Enugu State, in 2011.
As an experienced and expert in human resource and human development, he brought tremendous changes in the neghbourhood security programme.
While in office he;
i. Established, coordinated, monitored and directed the operations of seven hundred and eighty security groups that made Enugu State the safest State in Nigeria as of 2014.
ii. He mobilized, managed and supervised fourteen thousand cooperative society groups.
iii. Developed, various social, net protestation intervention programmes.
iv. In liaison with various ministries and agencies and administered different pro-poor programmes in the State including conditional cash transfer (CCT), YESSO, SURE-P, Kero distribution, BOI, BOA, and CBN intervention funds programmes among others.
✓ Training Resource person to the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) Education Department. Provides imputes and trainings at the ICPC Headquarters especially on the National Anti-corruption Coalition – towards building a viral national anti corruption coalition in Nigeria.
✓ Secretary, Enugu State Voters Registration Monitoring Committee.- Under the Directive of our astute Chairman, he coordinated all the activities of all the LG Monitors, Ward Monitors and all the Secretaries involved in the registration Exercise, managed all Administrative functions and provided Daily updates and reports for all the registration units in the state.
✓ Member Enugu State committee on Agriculture.
✓ Member, Local Government Election Tribunal, Enugu State, Nigeria 1992: With the tribunal Chaired by Mrs Justina Offia SAN, and Bar B.I.O Igwe, they successfully conducted the affairs of the tribunal, and delivered all their Judgments impartially.
✓ Member Board of Director Nigeria Widowhood Association, Child Rescue and Survival Project (CRESUP) Nigeria.
✓ Member, Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (2000 – present).
✓ Chairman of the Board of Directors Kennedy Medical Foundation USA and Nigeria.
✓ The Republican Party Local mobilizer for Middletown, Delaware USA.
✓ Member, Civil Society Organizations participation in Code of Conduct for National Assembly.
✓ Was consultant for USAID for the training of all the elected local Government officials in the South East and South South States of Nigeria after the 1999 election.
✓ Director of International Operations, Global Mission for Comprehensive Human Development,(GMCHD) based in USA. He conducted the funding operations of this international development Agency in 12 different countries
International Training Courses Attended
✓ Training on Voluntarism and national development Washington DC USA
✓ Workshop on New partnership initiatives programs for HIV/AIDS project organization Philadelphia – USA
✓ Global Project Formulation and implementation workshop for the presidential New partnership initiatives – Washington DC- USA
✓ Community Mobilization and Communication (ACASIA Concept) – St Louis /Dakar Senegal
✓ Adolescent Reproductive/HIV/AIDS train the trainer workshop for Africa organized by CEDPA Washington/USAID Africa – Kampala, Uganda.
✓ Democracy and Good Governance Phase II (ACCESS) orientation workshop, Enugu (CEDPA/USAID)
✓ Capacity Building for policy Advocacy for NGO’s Ibadan (DPC/Ford Foundation).
Local Training Courses Attended
✓ Enabling Change for Women Reproductive Health Consultative Workshop, Ibadan (CEDPA/USAID).
✓ Democracy and Good Governance Phase II (ENABLE) Orientation Workshop Enugu (CEDPA/USAID).
✓ Supervisory skills Training Course for NGO Personnel and Health Workers Ibadan (ARFH/CEDPA).
✓ Conflict Resolution and Facilitative Meditation Training Workshop, Enugu (OTI/USAID).
✓ Leadership Development Training Workshop, Enugu (DELES).
✓ Strategic, Planning Generic Training Course for NGO Mangers (CBDD/DFID).
✓ Democracy and Good Governance project Phase II IV start up Workshop. Asaba (CEDPA/USAID).
✓ Communication and Report writing Generic Training Course for NGO Personnel, Enugu (CBD/DFID).
✓ Project management Training Courses 1 & 2, (CBDD/DFID).
Workshops Facilitated As Resources Person/Consultant
✓ Retreat workshop for Newly elected Ebonyi State House of assembly- Nike Lake Enugu.
✓ Human Rights Education Workshop for Church leaders (CRUDAN).
✓ Anti-Corruption Advocacy Campaign Workshop for Church leaders and Church-based Youth Fellowships in Abia and Anambra States (YORDEL AFRICA} OTI/USAID).
✓ Consultative Workshop on Youth Development on the Christian Council of Nigeria.
✓ “100 Women” Group Capacity Building Workshop on Networking and Coalition Building for NGO Leaders (NCRSWA/CEDPA/USAID)
✓ Organizational and People management Capacity Building Workshop for Women CBO Leaders (FORWARD AFRICA).
✓ Project Design and Proposal writing workshop for NGO Program Officers (CRUDAN).
✓ Human Rights and Citizenship Education workshop for community Based Youth Leaders (YORDEL AFRICA/CEDPA/USAID).
✓ NGO Roundtable on Advocacy and Community Mobilization for Women’s inheritance Rights (IHRLG/WACOL).
✓ Civic Education Workshop on Responsible Citizenship Advocacy for Non-Violent Democratic participation in Abia State (YORDEL AFRICA/TMG/UNEAD).
✓ Advocacy towards Enhanced Democratic Participation and Grassroots Constituency Building (WACOL/WFD).
✓ Civic Education Workshop for Community Leaders on Reducing Electoral malpractices in Nigerian Democratic Processes (CRC/TMG/UNEAD).
✓ Training of Trainers on focus Group discussions for Child friendly school initiative research for 10 states in Southern Nigeria (SPEB/UNICEF).
✓ Mobilization and Advocacy skills training workshop for constitutional Advocacy- (WACOL/TMG/UNEAD).
✓ Democracy and Good Governance project (Phase II – IV-Access) implemented by YORDEL AFRICA with support from CEDPA/USAID.
✓ Empowering Civic Society for Non-Violent Democratic Change through Civic Education and Increased youth participation in Democratic processes in Abia state with funding support from TMG/United Nations Electoral Assistance Division.
✓ Evaluation of CDP- funded projects on Human Rights Education in South East Nigeria implemented by CRUDAN (August 2000).
✓ Participatory rapid Appraisal and community needs assessment of Ideato Community in Imo state by Anglican Church, Ideato Dioceses and CRUDAN (August 200).
✓ Evaluation of FIDA Enugu/Anambra Legal Aid projects (1991 –1997) funded by Ford Foundation (June 2000).
Development of Democracy and Good Governance training manual for Youth leadership Development by YORDEL AFRICA (1999).
The Magnet magazine- Bi-Monthly Entertainment and celebrity magazine of international standard.
I. Straight talk (publisher/Editor) – Quarterly Youth Journal on Civic Education Published by YORDEL AFRICA.
II. Health issues (Editor-in-chief) – An Educative Adolescent Health Journal published quarterly by YORDEL AFRICA.
III. Rights and Realities (Editor) – Human Rights Bulletin for young people published by YORDEL AFRICA.
IV. AfriContact (Editor-in-chief) – Informative Quarterly Newsletter of YORDEL.
Summary of His Work Experience And Positions Held
✓ Hon Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Poverty Reduction, Enugu State, 2011 till date.
✓ Executive Director: YORDEL Africa 1996-2011.
✓ Manages day-to- day staff and office administration. Initiates and executes projects in partnership with various International-funding agencies. Articulates and prepares project proposals. Negotiated and secured project funding from USAID, UNICEF DFID, Action Aid INTERNATIONAL, GIRLS INTERNATIONAL WORLD EDUCATION, INTERACT UK, CEDPA, JHU/CCP among others. Develops and manages YORDEL relationships with national and international development agencies. Oversees Project tracking and generates reports. Provides regular project evaluation and updates. Effectively working to meet sponsor and client expectations. Coordinates YORDEL consultancy services for various organizations. Conducts Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Motivational and character building workshop, and seminars for the youth in Nigeria, other African countries and the USA among others.
✓ Chief Executive: WINDGLO NIGERIA GROUP (1988-Date).
• The Group includes- CMPT Global Services, New Century Nigeria Ltd, Peter Godwin Nig Ltd, The MAGNET Magazine, RHEMA Pictures, Integrated Resources INC, Windglo Nigeria Ltd, Provides general policy formulation, direction and implementation, of the contracts, operations and consultancy services provided or undertaken by the group. Manages the work force and supervises the delivery of world class services to clients in a profitable manner.
✓ Director, International Operations, Global Mission for Comprehensive Human Development (GMCHD) USA; 2005 to 2009.
• As the Director, have been responsible for the global outreach of the organization. Relates with governments and institutions all over the world on behalf of the GMCHD, fostering partnerships and creating mission opportunities. Raises international support for the agency, employs and directs all the staff in over 12 countries where we are active, vets request, and reports only to the president and the board of directors for all the international operations of the organisation.
✓ Founder and director, USA Group for Nigeria’s Democratic Legacy 2002-Date.
✓ Founded and coordinates the operations of the USA Group for Nigeria Democratic Legacy, a non profit organization that is canvassing for Nigeria’s positive image aboard and toured American States and the Nigeria Embassy in Washington, USA distributing T-Shirts and Caps, Sensitizing Nigerians for the enthronement of Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria.
✓ Director, Africa Business Exchange Initiative: – Enhance the lives of people in the developing world especially Africa, Mr. Ogenyi has organized and led several American companies and entrepreneurs for Business Exchanges to the following countries:- Nigeria, Chad republic, Peru in south America.
— Charity Reporters (@CharityRepoters) April 5, 2022
Prior to Governorship contestant, Omere Oha (as he is profoundly called by the people he has impacted their lives) has a track record of quiet philanthropy and good will especially in Enugu his own state.
His outstanding and unique believe, integrity, scholarships to the needy, students at all educational levels, building people, empowerment, eradicating poverty through training and teachings, among others and his religious and moral upbringing and character as well as knowing the minds of his people can present him as the most qualified candidate for 2023 guber in Enugu state; Ogenyi’s travel experiences, affiliation and link to national and international agencies presents him as most suitable candidate for 2023 governorship contest, his generous heart, his disciplinary life and principle, his religious life and integrity presents him as the most qualified candidate for Enugu state 2023 governorship election.
Hon. Ogenyi is a family man; married with three kids.