By: Ike Philip AbiagomSenator Peter Onyelukachukwu Nwaoboshi is one of those very few good men;a true philanthropist, an accomplished businessman,a perfect gentleman, a man of valour, the bringer of rain.In the gallery of great leaders and great men, he is without doubt, a rare masterpiece.
Senator Nwaoboshi is celebrating his 64th birthday today and to put the epochal celebration in proper perspective, he is joining the sexagenarian club at the exciting peak and the proper prime of his mercurial powers where, poised like the bronzed champion, glowing flamboyantly in the golden flame of his decade, prepares himself to capture and conquer arguably, the one ultimate laurel for which his superlative gifts and brilliance clamour to be manifestly celebrated with maximum political aplomb woven into the matrix of an intrepid homogeneous ubiquity.
When great men celebrate, even the stars bow in solemn hallow. As the two term senator representing Delta North at the upper chambers celebrates his 64th birthday today (June 29, 2021), the periscope is focused on a man who has given his all to create peace, tranquility and progress for his people and the Niger-Delta region as a whole.
Gradually, our distinguished senator is stepping into the sexagenarian club, healthy, hearty, resolute and focused. As he ages, it is never a dull moment for a man who has spent the greater part of his life to render selfless service to humanity.
Senator Nwaoboshi is down to earth and corporate-smart, from the various experiences of home-bred grooming,grand master himself,is an accomplished businessman, technocrat, politician and grassroots mobilizer on his own merit. A man of immense mettle and a completely detribalized human being with a profound depth of character, whose humility, devoid of discrimination, embraces all and sundry, he soars like an eagle and exudes reverence and integrity. A pragmatic leader full of benevolence, he gives hope to the hopeless, Job to the jobless and welfare and succor to the poor and needy. To everyone who crosses his path, he is a political light.He is a friend to all, a role model to the young Politicians, a helper to many and a visionary man bubbling with the ideals of entrenching a united, peaceful, harmonious vision for his community and the world. Honest, transparent, dependable, uncomplicated and full of wisdom, Senator Nwaoboshi can change you effortlessly, with his word.
Describing Nwaoboshi as a child of circumstances with a great destiny is like stating the obvious.It is often said that some were born great, while others attained or achieved greatness. For Nwaoboshi, it is a combination of being born great and working hard to attain greatness.
At 64, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has packed in that relatively old age, a record of achievements that is the envy of his peers. Born on June 29th, 1958 in Ibusa – Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, his parents Obi Francis Nwaoboshi and Obi(Mrs) Agnes Nwaoboshi, may not have imagined the great heights their then little child was destined for. But as the legendary Professor Chinua Achebe would say, a chick that will grow to be a cock is known the day it was hatched.
Peter Nwaoboshi was born in 1958 in Delta State, Nigeria. Nwaoboshi attended St.Thomas Teachers College, Ibusa where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1976. In 1986, he graduated from University of Benin where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws. He also has a Master of Laws from Delta State University.
Nwaoboshi began his career in 1979 as an aide to Samuel Ogbemudia the then Governor of the now defunct Bendel State. Subsequently, he was appointed Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation. In 1999, he was also a political adviser to Governor James Ibori. In 2000, he was appointed Commissioner for Agriculture and Special Duties in Delta State where he served in that position till 2006. In 2008, he was appointed State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Delta State. He served for a second term as State Chairman in 2012 and in 2014 resigned to run for senate.
In 2015, he was elected into office as a Senator representing Delta North senatorial district in the National Assembly. He was subsequently appointed Chairman Senate committee on Niger Delta Afairs. In 2019, he was re-elected into the senate under the People’s Democratic Party,For six years that he is at the helm of affairs as Senate Committee Chairman on Niger Delta Affairs , the Niger/ Delta region experienced massive development in all the sectors. His achievements are endless. He succeeded in turning the fortunes of the region around with the available resources. Senator Nwaoboshi’s developmental strides speak volumes. Most of his legacies are still being enjoyed in the region presently.
Nwaoboshi distinguished himself in all the sectors he served. He is arguably one of the most successful politicians the Niger Delta have produced in recent times. His influence and popularity at the Upper chambers were not earned through a walk in the park, rather by the dint of his determination to make his people happy. His story is a very loaded one, his development efforts also extended to the Niger Delta region even though he is still a two term senator. He was deeply involved in negotiations with Niger Delta agitators because of his present position as the Senate Committee chairman on Niger Delta ,which let to peace in the region. Of course, where there is peace, there is development.
If one counts every infrastructure dotted all over the Niger Delta, a greater percentage of them would definitely bear his finger of approval and influence .Even his ardent critics concede to him that his sojourn in office garnered stellar propensities that have till date remained a yardstick for measuring performance in that resource – rich region of Niger Delta.
A grassroots politican, Ogbueshi Adizue Eluaka , who described the celebrant as a dependable and trusted politician who could take bullets for his friends while fighting for equity and justice, salute the courage and resilience of the Ibusa-born Political tactician to humanity.
As this enigma celebrates his birthday today, I join other teeming Aniomas,Deltans and Nigerians to wish him a happy birthday and pray that God grant him more strength to carry on’.
Happy birthday sir!