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Chikezie Ogbonna Nwachukwu

Profile of Chikezie Ogbonna Nwachukwu

Chikezie Ogbonna Nwachukwu


 The Head of Mission, Nigerian Embassy in Bamako, Mali, Ambassador Chikezie Ogbonna Nwachukwu is a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a career spanning over twenty-seven (27) years, meritoriously serving at Headquarters in Abuja and Nigerian Foreign Missions.

 Ambassador Nwachukwu was born on 27th July, 1967 in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. He acquired BSC Degree in Accountancy from Imo State University Okigwe in 1990, as well as Certificates in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy, Lagos in 1991. Ambassador Nwachukwu also attained Certificates in Basic French Language in 2002 from Village du Benin, Centre for International Research and Language Education, as well as in Basic and Advanced Conflict Management from the Nigeria Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (National Peace Academy), Abuja in 2017.

 Ambassador Nwachukwu has served in various Departments and Divisions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs such as the Administration Department, Southern African Affairs Division, North and Horn of Africa Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, and Training and Staff Welfare Division. Before his appointment and deployment as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Republic of Mali, Ambassador Nwachukwu served in Nigerian Missions in Lusaka, Zambia and Kiev, Ukraine.

 Ambassador Nwachukwu is a Christian by religion; he is married with three (3) children, he speaks English and Igbo fluently, and French passably. He has conducted extensive research work on a broad range of national and international issues from 2009 till date and possesses absolute competencies in political, economic and cultural diplomacy, international negotiation, conflict management, protocol and official visits, as well as general administration and management.

 He is currently playing a significant role, as a member of the Local Transition Monitoring Committee in the dialogue/negotiation process between ECOWAS and the Transition Government of the Republic of Mali, amidst the ongoing tensions between the two parties, over the failure of the military junta to conduct elections and hand over power to a democratically elected government.