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The Authority Icon: OSITA BONAVENTURE IZUNASO

The Authority Icon: OSITA BONAVENTURE IZUNASO
For his deep, sweeping vision of humanity which have guided many game-changing socio-economic and political interventions; for demonstrating with his life story that dreams backed by discipline, per­sistence and hard work come true - thus inspiring the youth to reach beyond perceived limitations and achieve, Senator Osita Bonaventure Izunaso, Ochuariri, Kpakpando, is The AUTHORITY Icon
He is an accomplished journalist, as­tute technocrat, academician of note and an uncommon social engineer who has greatly impacted his socio-polit­ical environment. Meet Senator Osita Bo­naventure Izunaso, Ochuariri, Kpakpando and a respected Knight of St John Catholic Church.
He was born on October 30, 1966, in Ohakpu Village in Oru-West Local Gov­ernment Area of Imo State, to Chief Joseph Izunaso and Chief Florence Izunaso. Young Osita attended Trinity High Oguta, Imo State (1979-1983) and subsequently, the School of Basic Studies, Makurdi, Benue State (1984-1986). Moving forward, he at­tended the University of Jos (1986-1989) where he graduated in English and Linguis­tics. He bagged a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja and Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Uni­versity of Calabar. Currently, he is rounding off his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) pro­gramme.
A precocious child, focussed and hard­working personality, he was elected Mem­ber, Fedral House of Representatives, rep­resenting Ohaji Egbema/Oguta/Oru-West Federal Constituency of Imo State and served between 2003 and 2007. He was chairman, House Committee on Hous­ing and Urban Development (2003-2007). He was also Member, Reps Committee on Communications, Information, Foreign Af­fairs, NDDC, et cetera.
He was elected to the senate to represent Imo-West Senatoriual District (2007-2011). While in the senate, he was Chairman, Sen­ate Committee on Gas Resources (2007-2011); Member, Senate Committee on Housing, Foreign Affairs, Local & Foreign Debts and NDDC. He was elected National Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2014.
Senator Osita Izunaso was a member of the APC Merger Committee (2012-2013; Interim National Organising secretary (2013-2014); Chairman, Sub-Committee of APC Second National Convention, October 2014; Chairman, Sub-Committee of APC Presidential Convention – December 2014; Member, National Working Committee – 2014 till date; Member, National Caucus of APC 2014 till date; Member, National Ex­ecutive Committee of APC – 2014 till date.
He worked as a reporter at the Satellite Newspapers, Enugu, 1990; Bureau Chief, Satellite Newspapers, 1991; State House Correspondent, Satellite Newspapers, Presi­dential Villa, Abuja, 1990 – 1992; Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Abuja, 1992-1993; Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of Youths and Sports, 1995-1997; Head, Media and Public Relations to the Minister of Labour and Pro­ductivity, 1998-1999; Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, 1999-2000; Execu­tive Assistant to the Governor of Imo State on Policy/Strategy, 2001-2002; Chairman/CEO, Imo Broadcasting Corporation.
Senator Izunaso who loves reading, writ­ing and strategic planning is married to the love of his life, Lady Ifeoma Izunaso - and the union is blessed with four lovely chil­dren.