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|Date of Birth:||July 19, 1962|
|Age:||61 years (2023)|
|Wife:||Prisca Chinenye Umeh|
|Net Worth:||$2 millions|
Early Life and Education
Senator Dr Victor C. Umeh was born on July 19, 1962 to Late Sir Innocent Ofojekwu Umeh (KSM) and Lady Elizabeth Umeh (LSM) of Ifite village, Aguluzigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.
Born into a strict Christian family, he started his education at St. Bridget’s Primary School Aguluzigbo from where he proceeded to Bubendorff Memorial Grammar School Adazi-Nnukwu, graduating on top of his class with Division One in 1980.
The same year, he got admission into University of Nigeria Nsukka where he read Estate Management and graduated in June 1984 with a BSc Honours in Estate Management.
Senator Dr Victor C. Umeh Career
After His National Youth Service in 1985 as Lecturer at the University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, he engaged himself in the practice of his Profession.
Chief Umeh is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers. He is also a registered Estate Surveyor and Valuer by the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria.
He is an Associate member of the Rating and Valuation Association of Great Britain as well as a Senior Certified Valuer of the International Real Estate Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona USA.
He is the Principal Consultant, V. C. Umeh & Co, a Firm of Estate Surveyors and Valuers. A Director of so many companies, Chief Umeh was a Director of the Federal Government owned Nigerian Film Corporation, Jos (2001-2003).
His first stint in politics was in 1998 when he became a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party where he was elected State Treasurer of the Party in Anambra State in 1999.
He resigned from the PDP in 2001 and joined hands with other progressive minds to register the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) eventually in 2002. He was the first National Vice Chairman South East of the Party and later its National Treasurer.
He later became the National Chairman of the Party. He led the Party to New Glorious heights.
His strong principles, dexterity, and resilience saw the Party, APGA through in 2006 in its struggle to recover the Governorship of Anambra State which was by Mr Peter Obi in 2003 but was wrongly given to Dr Chris Ngige of the PDP.
He also doggedly fought with Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu- Ojukwu’s backbone to achieve a re-election for Governor Peter Obi in the February 2010 Governorship Election in Anambra State, in a feat seen by many as almost impossible.
In the 2011 General Elections, he led the party to win the Governorship Election in Imo state through His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha.
Chief Umeh led APGA to a resounding victory in the 2013 Governorship Election in Anambra State which ushered in the Government of His Excellency Chief (Dr) Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano, FCA, the Executive Governor of Anambra State.
Chief Umeh was the Chairman of Governor Willie Obiano Reelection and Campaign Committee in 2017. On the 18th of November, 2017 Governor Obiano and APGA recorded a Historic Landslide Victory in the Governorship Election.
An avowed defender of true tenets of Democracy, Chief Umeh has received several Awards and Chieftaincy Titles in recognition of his strong belief in the cause of Justice.
Chief Umeh has over 40 Chieftaincy Titles which include OHAMADIKE, MMA AGHA NDIGBO, IBOBO AGULERI , OCHIAGHA, DIKEANAGBALIZU, JAGABAN SHINKAFI etc.
Chief Umeh was among the 492 Eminent Nigerians appointed by Mr. President as Delegates to the 2014 National Conference. At the National Conference, Chief Umeh shone like a million stars canvassing Matters of special interest to Ndigbo and for enthronement of Equity and Fairness in Nigeria. At the end of the Conference in August 2014, Chief Umeh was decorated with a Medal of Recognition by Mr. President for his esteemed participation and quality Contributions to the National Conference.
On 29th September 2014, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, DR GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR, decorated Chief Umeh with the National Honour of OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC, OFR in appreciation of his numerous contributions towards the development of the Nation and particularly in his efforts in helping to deepen Democracy and Rule of Law in Nigeria.
On the 6th Day of June, 2015, Chief Umeh handed over the Party to a new Leadership of APGA following the end of His Second Term in office as the National Chairman of APGA.
Chief Umeh was elected to represent Anambra Central Senatorial District on 13th, January, 2018 after protracted Litigations.
He was sworn in to represent his people on the 18th day of January 2018 by the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON in the 8th National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
At the National Assembly, Senator Umeh was a strong Voice for Equity and Fairness for ALL Peoples and different Parts of Nigeria!
Senator Umeh is a great Silent Philanthropist contributing money to the Cause of the less privileged in the Society and has currently about two hundred and twenty ( 220 ) indigent Students on his Scholarship Scheme up to University Level, through his Education Foundation – VICTOR UMEH EDUCATION FOUNDATION ( VUMEF ).
His Foundation which is Thirteen Years Old now has produced several Graduates and Postgraduates including 3 Doctorate Degree Holders, Masters Degree Holders , etc.
In 2018 alone, Senator Umeh awarded Seventy-Six (76) Scholarships from first year to indigent but brilliant Students, a minimum of 10 Students each from the Seven Local Government Areas in the Anambra Central Senatorial District.
Despite not being re-elected back to the Senate in 2019, he transferred the Scholarships to his Education Foundation and the Students are still pursuing their Studies in Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Engineering, Architecture, Accountancy, Management, Banking & Finance, Economics, Law, Surveying, Law and Social Sciences .
Senator Umeh has been a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International since 2007. He was initiated into the Ancient and Noble Order of Knights of St. John
In December 2016, the Catholic Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis the 1st conferred on Chief Umeh the Papal Knighthood of St. Sylvester, KSS.
Chief Umeh is married to Lady Prisca Chinenye Umeh, LAUX KSJI and a Graduate of English Language and Education Administration from Enugu State University of Science and Technology. Both of them are blessed with Seven Children.
Victor Umeh Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 millions.