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|Date of Birth:||August 3, 1963|
|Age:||60 years (2023)|
|State of Origin:||Delta State|
|Net Worth:||$3 millions|
Ovie Omo-Agege Biography
Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege was born on August 3, 1963, he is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who is currently the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate.
He is senator representing the Delta State Central Senatorial District at the Nigerian senate. He was first elected in 2015 into the 8th senate.
Omo-Agege is from the Orogun clan of the Urhobo ethnic group in Ughelli North local Government area of Delta State.
He emerged the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate of the 9th National Assembly on 11 June 2019 after he defeated his rival, Ike Ekweremadu with a margin of 31 votes to win the second leadership position of the National Assembly.
Omo-Agege is the first senator from Delta State to emerge as Deputy Senate President, and also the first Delta Central senator to be written by Perry.
Early Life and Education
Omo-Agege was born on August 3, 1963 in Delta State. He attended St. George Grammar school, Obinomba Obiaruku, Delta State.
He graduated in 1985 from the University of Benin with a degree in Law. He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1986.
In 2002, he obtained his master’s degree in law from Tulane University Law School.
Omo Agege Career
Omo-Agege was deployed to Kwara State for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
He completed his NYSC with the Directorate of Criminal investigation and intelligence, Nigerian Police Force, Kwara State Command. Omo-Agege started his career in law by working with Pat Okupa & Co. in Lagos in 1987.
In 1989, he co-founded a law firm; Agege & Co. Omo-Agege moved to the United States of America in 1990, where he worked as a foreign associate at Charles O Agege’s law office in Los Angeles, California.
He was called to the State Bar of California, United States District Court and the United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC.
He returned to Nigeria in 1992 to establish Omo-Agege & Associates where he was also senior partner. In 1996, he merged his firm Omo-Agege & associates in a partnership resulting in the name Agege & Esin.
Omo-Agege started out in politics by contesting for the ticket to be a representative at the Delta State House of Representatives under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, a ticket he lost in the party primaries.
In 2003, former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, appointed Omo-Agege as an executive assistant, a position he held for two years. He was later appointed as a commissioner for special duties by the governor.
He ran for the office of the Governor of Delta State, but lost out at the People Democratic Party’s primaries to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.
He was appointed as the Secretary to State Government of Delta State by Governor James Ibori in 2007.
He ran for Senate in 2015 under the platform of the Labour Party. He was elected as a senator representing Delta central senatorial district on 28 March 2015.
He defected from the Labour Party to All Progressive Congress (APC) on 7 March 2017.
He was re-elected as the senator representing Delta Central in the 2019 general elections.
On 11 June 2019, he emerged as the new Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 68 votes cast to beat Senator Ike Ekweremadu with 37 votes.
The South-South caucus of the APC, on Thursday 28 November 2019 chose the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as the leader of the party in the region.
Omo-Agege is married to Rosemary Omo-Agege and they both have five children.
Ovie Omo-Agege Net Worth
Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege is a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He has an estimated net worth of $3 millions.