CELEBRATING AN ICON, AND SEASONED ADMINISTRATOR, SENATOR (DR.) ALEX USMAN KADIRI @ 80: TALES OF A LIVING LEGEND

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Introduction
Senator (Dr.) Alex Usman Kadiri (B.Sc., Ph.D, etc, etc) shall be 80 years old on the 21st of June, 2022.

Life of Contentment
His views about life is summarized below:

“I thank God Almighty for all the favours He had done and is still doing for me and my family members, as I continue to live a life of moderation and love.”

Birth History
Born at Odu Ogboyaga, Dekina LGA, Kogi State on June 21,1942

Education
i. Native Authority Primary School, Odu;

ii. Qua Ibo Mission (QIM) School, Alloma;

iii. Native Authority Senior Primary School, Okikili, Dekina;

iv. Provincial Secondary School, Okene (WASC)

v. Government Secondary School, Maiduguri (HSC);

vi. University of Ibadan (B.Sc)

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vii. University of Leeds, England (Ph.D); etc, etc,;

Working Career History
i. Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Benin (1973-1982)

ii. National Universities Commission as Assistant Director and Director of Departments of Academic Planning; Administration and Research; and Postgraduate Development (1982-1990);

iii. Benue State Commissioner for Health and, later, Works (1984-1985);

iv. Director General/Permanemt Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources (1990-1994);

v. Elected Senator of the Federal Republic and was Chairman of the Education Committee (1999-2003);

vi. Appointed Chairman of the Visitation Panel into ABU, Zaria, 2004;

vii. Appointed Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, University of Benin (2005-2007);

viii. Founder and Chairman, Odu Community/Microfinance Bank (1995-2010). This is the only surving Community Bank in Kogi State today.

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Marital/Family Life

1. Married to Pauline Uche Kadiri, B.Sc., JP, LSM who is now 71 years old.

2. Father of five (5) children, namely:

i. Ufedo Kadiri-Monyei LL.B., BL, LL.M (Lond)

ii. Alex Usman Kadiri Jnr. B.Sc., M.Sc.(Leeds)

iii. Idoko Kadiri, B.Sc. MBA (Luton)

iv. Ageji Kadiri B.Sc., M.Sc.(Bedfordshire)

v. Ele Kadiri B.Sc.(Baze)

3. Grandfather of nine (9) grandchildren, two (2) of which are in the Universities of Loughborough and Sussex studying Engineering and Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence. One will be graduating in October this year, 2022.

Important Additional Information
A Biographer is putting together a biography of me.This work should be completed by December, 2022, if the good Lord permits.

There shall be no social parties, but my family shall have a Thanksgiving Mass at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Maitama, Abuja at 12noon on 21/06/2022.

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*The Arise Igala Television Team will be fully on ground for full coverage.*

*His Appeal*
“Please, pray for me and my family as we thank God for all HIS FAVOURS.” – Sen. (Dr.) Kadiri

Our Appeal
Ladies and Gentlemen, let us join hands to celebrate this Icon, a core and seasoned Administrator, an accomplished and frank Politician, Mentor and Maker of Men, a Great Pride of the Ikoh Clan in Oduland, a Devout Christian and fulfilled Family Man and above all, a Nationalist, Distinguished Senator (Dr.) Alex Usman KADIRI.

Emuga Oche!

By:
Admirers of Distinguished Senator (Dr.) Alex Usman Kadiri
Worldwide.
June, 2022.




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