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BARR. INNOCENT ARTHUR EGWIM

Hon. Member representing Ideato-North State Constituency

In a historical age when a worrisome number of lawmakers in the parliament “might” at most be described as half-baked, legislatively clueless and lacking in knowledge of jurisprudence and the essences and basis for legislation, in a country where few with a mere degree parade themselves as geniuses of legislation, here comes a young man who rose from grass to grace and from poverty to affluence, yet is not just grounded with the rudiments and sagacity for legislation but is indeed, almost as qualified to be a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), in Law and indeed understands the essences and basis of legislation and representative government.

The saying that most great men are products of humble background is even more evident in the case of Barr Innocent Arthur Egwim. Innocent Arthur Egwim in a rather simple term can be likened to a man who rose from obscurity to an appreciable level of success, hence his GRASS to GRACE tale. Innocent Arthur Egwim was born of a humble background, albeit intelligent and having love for learning in his childhood days, the young Innocent could only manage to complete his secondary schooling due to financial constrains. Remarkably, he gained admission to study law at the UNN in 1982, but could not pursue this dream due to the family’s financial challenges, and this led to his “foray”, one might say into business. Yet a successful businessman, Innocent Arthur Egwim never relented to demonstrate his love and passion for education and service to his people.
The quest for success made young Innocent travel to Western Nigeria. Howbeit, even as a successful business man of international repute, Innocent Arthur Egwim did not let go of his life passions. His love for education and learning rekindled and this is made more evident by the fact that he is a lawyer, called to the Nigerian Bar. Hear him: “poverty should never be a barrier to education or anything, a fact to which I am a living proof. It was my undying love for education that led me back to the university at the age of 40. I read law, went to Law School, took a masters’ degree and I’m currently a doctorial student of Law at UNILAG”- The Dawn Magazine.

As the saying goes that “charity begins at home”, Innocent Arthur Egwim’s second passion which consists on his impeccable philanthropy and desire to serve his people made him accept to return from the UK and take the position of the President General of the Isiokpo Autonomous community, a position which saw him attract meaningful community development programmes as he tirelessly worked in partnership with the CGC of the Rescue Mission Policy of the State Government.

Having served his people diligently and as a true believer of the Rescue Mission government of his Excellency ,Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha and having attracted many developmental giant strides so numerous to mention here, the peoples’ servant as he will rather choose to be called.

RESEARCH COMPLETED: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW. 

(i)      The Most Favoured Nation Principle of World Trade Organization: History, Basic Concept and Theory.

(b) Research completed but not yet published.

  1. Effects of Bilateral Trade Agreements on the Multilateral Trade Arena: Special Consideration of EPA between EU and ACP countries.

ii Africa,s Economic balance sheet from the stand point of globalization: Analysis of the Economic, political and social impacts that globalization has had on the developing countries.

iii. Economic Integration in Developing countries: Wider test.

Qualification

PHD law; Unilag

BL, Nigeria Law School

LLM; University of East London

LLM; University of East London

Diploma in Criminology; University of East London

SSCE; Immaculate Conception Seminary Ahiaeke Umuahia.

FLC; Ibeku Central Primary School.

Arthur  is;

  1. Principal Partner, Innocent Egwim & CO ( Akuabata Chambers) Adeniyi Jones Ikeja
  2. Partner, Supreme Solicitors, Kingsland High Road, London.

iii. Director, Sabina Hotels Abuja

  1. Director, Akuj Farms, Wakajaiye Ibadan.
  2. Director, Arthurm Holdings Limited, Ikeja.
  3. Director, Sabina Investment Limited, Oke Bola Ibadan.

He is also;

House Committee Chairman on Finance and Public Accounts. House Committee Chairman on Chieftaincy Affairs and Autonomous Communities and House Committee Chairman on Judiciary

The President- General Isiokpo Automous community till date. Chairman Isiokpo town Union Lagos Branch, Chairman Ekeasomba Age grade Isiokpo, Vice Chairman Alade Residents Association Allen Ikeja, President Awareness club of Nigeria Ibadan Oyo State. Member NBA Ikeja. Vice Chairman African Caribbean dispute resolution association, East London. Patron Isiokpo United Brothers Club Nigeria, Member Dynamic Club of Isiokpo.

Holder of chieftaincy titles of EKERIN BASHORUN OF IBADAN and , Jagunmolu of Epe Ijesha, Jagunmolu of Ogba Lagos, Akaraugo of Umuna Imo State, Nze DURU AKUABATA OF ISIOKPO, OWELLE OF OBODOUKWU, and Ide Dim Onwa Gburugburu of Isiokpo. Ideato

Happily married with children and grandchildren.

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