CHIEF ENGINEER HENRY CHIDI IBE (MFR, FCAI)
Engineer Henry Chidi Ibe was born to the noble family of late Mazi and Ezinne Ignatius Ibe of Umuakali Obido Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State.
He obtained Diploma and Higher National Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree as well as professional Training from institute of repute both in Nigeria and Abroad
Engineer Chidi Ibe is an astute engineer of repute who displayed high level of professional skill, commitment and focus in places where he worked. He was Branch Manager, Des Advertising Company Limited Aba, Abia State; Project manager Derby Oil and Coy Limited Port Harcourt ,Rivers State, the Erosion Manager, Shell Development Company Nigeria, Warri and Supervisor, Pipeline and Flow Line, Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria.
Professional and honorary awards
Engineer Chidi Ibe has shown his mettle in the service of humanity which has earned him awards from professional, religious and political circles. Among such awards are; Conferment of National Honours Awards as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) in 2008; Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) Business Management in 2002 from the Caroline Christian, USA;
Elected fellow –Strategic Planning and Corporate Management in 2002 by the Columbus International University, United Kingdom;
Excellence Award in 1995 from the Nigeria Society of Petroleum Engineers, Delta State Chapter; Conferment of High Chieftaincy Title as Ogburu-Uzo Dim Gburugburu Mbaise in 2002 by the Mbaise Council of Traditional Rulers;
Merit Award by Obodo Ahiara Autonomous Community in 2002;
Elected best 50 Nigerian Local Government Chairman in Awards in 2003 by the Federal Government and the best Local Government Chairman awards by the Imo State Government in 2002among other numerous awards.
Political and public service
Engr. Chidi Ibe (MFR) has paid his dues in politics and public service earning him appointment in leadership positions in PDP, APGA and APC respectively. He served as the Commissioner for Information and Strategy during the first tenure of the Rescue Mission regime of His Excellency Governor Rochas Okorocha and due to his dint of hard work and humility, he was reappointed in the second tenure to serve as the Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports.
Family life; High Chief Ibe is happily married to pharmacist (DSP) Edith Ndidiamaka Ibe and the union is blessed with six lovely children.