David Nweze Umahi is a Nigerian politician and businessman who has served as the Governor of Ebonyi State since May 29, 2015. He is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Umahi is a successful businessman with a net worth estimated at over $1 billion.
David Nweze Umahi Early Life
David Nweze Umahi was born on January 1, 1964, in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He is the son of Silas Umahi, a retired civil servant, and Margaret Umahi, a farmer. Umahi attended Ishiagu High School, Ishiagu, where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1981. He proceeded to the Federal Government College, Wukari, Taraba State, where he obtained his Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in 1983.
David Nweze Umahi Education
Umahi studied civil engineering at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in 1987. He also holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in civil engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
David Nweze Umahi Career
After graduating from ESUT, Umahi worked as a civil engineer with various companies, including Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. In 1998, he established his own construction company, Umahi Construction Company Limited. The company has executed several major construction projects in Nigeria, including the construction of the Ebonyi State International Airport and the Ebonyi State Stadium.
David Nweze Umahi Political Career
Umahi entered politics in 2007 when he was elected as the Chairman of Ohaozara Local Government Area. He served in this position for two terms, from 2007 to 2011. In 2011, he was elected as the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State. He served in this position for one term, from 2011 to 2015.
In 2015, Umahi was elected as the Governor of Ebonyi State. He was re-elected in 2019. As Governor, Umahi has focused on developing the state’s infrastructure, agriculture, and education sectors. He has also invested heavily in the state’s tourism sector.
David Nweze Umahi Achievements
Umahi is a recipient of several awards and honors, including the National Honor of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and the Distinguished Service Star of Ebonyi State (DSSES). He is also a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
David Nweze Umahi Net Worth
David Nweze Umahi’s net worth is estimated at over $1 billion. He is one of the wealthiest Governors in Nigeria. His wealth comes from his various businesses, including his construction company, Umahi Construction Company Limited.