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For being an accomplished engineer who through significant interventions in society has written his name in gold; for being a great example to the youth by demonstrating that with focus, discipline and elevated vision, worthy achievements can indeed be recorded, Engr. Johnbosco Obinna Onunkwo, Ogbuefi Gburugburu 1 of Achalla Umuchu, is The AUTHORITY Icon.
He is a notable advocate of good governance, tech­nocrat, grassroots mobiliser and an astute engineer who has also significantly impacted his society in the social re-engineering arena. Meet Engr. Johnbosco Obinna Onunkwo, Ogbuefi Gburugburu 1 of Achal­la Umuchu.
A native of Umuchu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, he navigates with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical/Electronics and Com­puter Engineering from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Uni­versity, Awka, Anambra State and has garnered criti­cal experience through quality exposure in strategic work-related environments.
He worked as Head of Operations of Milyke In­vestment Limited (a leading Oil & Gas Engineering Company with vast experience in Production and Exploration activities) from Jan. 2001 to Dec. 2003 when he resigned. In Jan. 2004, he got employed in Nigerian Agip Oil Company as Assistant Rotat­ing Equipment/Global Maintenance Engineer in Production Operations Department. He rose from Assistant Rotating Equipment Engineer to a Rotat­ing Equipment/Mechanical Engineer in the same Department of Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited.
In August 2007, he was converted from Temporal to Permanent Staff of Nigerian Agip Oil Co. Ltd and maintained same position. In January 2010, he was promoted from Asst. Rotating Equipment/Mechani­cal Engineer to Rotating Equipment/Global Main­tenance Engineer that follows up Gas Turbines/Gas Compressors and Global Maintenance of OB/OB Gas Plant and its related utilities in same company. In January 2016, he was promoted as Assistant Co-ordinator in the Maintenance of Delivery/Booster/Fire Pump in NAOC locations, OB/OB Gas Plant Maintenance and General Materials Asst. Coordina­tor under same Production Operations Department of Nigeria Agip Oil Company Ltd, Port Harcourt.
He was Deputy Senate President to Student Union Government of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka – 1997; President of Aguata Intellectual Forum - 2010 till date.
He is also Vice President, Rotary Club of PH Cen­tral 2011/ 2012 Rotary Year; two- time Chairman, In­stallation Planning Committee of Rotary Club of PH Central (District 9140) for 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 Rotary Years; President, Rotary Club of PH Central, District 9140; 2013/2014 Rotary Year; Chairman, Ro­tary Foundation, Rotary Club of PH Central (2016 – 2017) Rotary Year and Board of Trustee Member; CARING AND HELP LINE FOUNDATION reg­istered under part “C” of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 dated 17th day of November, 2016.
He has won the Youth Ambassador for Peace Award in recognition of his ideal way of living for the sake of others, promoting universal moral values, strong family life, interreligious cooperation and in­ternational harmony by Universal Peace Federation and Youth Federation for World Peace (an affiliate of United Nations) - August 2010. In recognition of his longstanding service to humanity, he bagged the Paul Harris Fellow Award (PHF) by Rotary Foundation of Rotary International - 2010.
He also bagged the Club Service Award by Ro­taract Club of Rivers State University of Education – 4th Sept. 2011; Award of Excellence in recogni­tion of his outstanding contribution in intellectual poverty eradication by the Department of Mass Communication, Anambra State University - June 2013; Community Service Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution and commitment to the development of communities. Awarded on 28th Aug. 2011 and Five-Year Service Award, in recognition of Long and Active Service with Nige­rian Agip Oil Company Limited – Nov. 2012.
Some of his professional affiliations include - Member Society for Petroleum Engineers (MSPE); Member Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE); Member Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN); Member, Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (MIEEE) and several others.
Engr. (Rtn.) Johnbosco Obinna Onunkwo is happily married to Dr. Mrs. Elfreda Onunkwo.