By Ononye VC

The chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, has been appointed a visiting professor at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka.
Okonwko, who was appointed as a professor of business studies by the University of Abuja Business School (UABS) in April 2022, will offer pro bono services to NAU.
This was revealed in a statement issued by Dr Okonkwo in Lagos.

The airline entrepreneur stated that his appointment by Unizik was conveyed in a letter dated 21 July with reference number NAU/A/R/P/G.02 signed by the university’s registrar, Philomena Okoye.

Ms Okoye said that Mr Okonkwo’s role would include “teaching, students supervision and research” as well as to undertake other “academic-related services as the department/faculty/university shall assign” to him.

Dr Okonkwo, who holds a doctorate in political science (with distinction) from the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, will execute the appointmentson a pro-bono basis.

He earned a master of science degree in economics, also, with distinction, from the Russian Peoples Friendship University, Moscow, and a first-class degree in economics from the same university.

Dr. Okonkwo had his primary and secondary education in Onitsha, which he combined with trading at the Onitsha Main Market.

Aside being a successful businessman, Okonkwo is also an accomplished academic in the areas of economics and entrepreneurship.

He holds a Professional Fellowship Doctorate from the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria and a fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and Mediators of Nigeria.

He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) and the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FCE).

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