Udi Odum biography: Wikipedia, Who is he and how he got nominated as a minister by Buhari led FG

 Udi Odum is one of the die-hard loyalist to former minister for transportation Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi and a two-term chairman of Abua/Odual local government area of  Rivers State. 

He recently was nominated as a minister so we will be putting together an article on Udi Odum biography and why we think he deserves the honor that he is getting. 

While serving as chairman he won the best chairman award twice in 2008 and 2009. The ward was organized by (RSSDA) Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency.

 Friends of Hon Udih like to call him philanthropist, empowerment machine, and sometimes the big farmer to describe the kind of leader he is. 

Udi Odum biography

Where is he from?

He is from Abua in Abolga.

Which local government is he from? 

Abua/Odua LGA

Which tribe in Rivers State is he from?

He is of the orashi tribe in abua/ odua lga

How Old is Udi Odum

This astute politician was born on 24th July 1972, he is aged 49 years and will be 50 in 3 days' time when he will be celebrating his birthday. 


His primary school was in-state school Ogbema where he obtained his first school living certificate in 1986.

He obtained Waec and Neco 10 years later in 2002.

He graduated with a degree from the faculty of management university of port Harcourt in 2009. He couldn't go for NYSC because of age at the time of graduation and was therefore exempted. 

He obtained a postgraduate diploma in management from the same university of port Harcourt in 2012. 

Political party 

He is a member of the APC since 2015 and also the leader of the party in abolga. 


He served as two times local government chairman of the Abua/Odual Local government area. 

He was celebrated as the best performing chairman then, having won the awards twice in 2008 and 2009 which was organized by RSSDA.

He left the PDP in 2015 to join the Rotimi Amaechi political school in the APC. 

He has helped steady the ship for the party APC in his local government even after the party was removed from office by the PDP and has been loyal to the leadership under Rt. Honorable Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

In 2015 after he left the PDP,  he was accused by governor wike to be behind the mastermind of the attack that he and his campaign team faced at Abua / Odua. Woke was quoted to say you can't attack us in Abua and come to rest in Ph. 

This and many more persecutions he faced for pitching tent with Amaechi and the APC in Rivers State. 

He is also a political friend of Rt Hon. Ojukaye flag Amakiri. 
Udi Odum with Ojukaye flag Amachere

Who nominated Odum as Minister of State Environment Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

The media was greeted by news of the inclusion of Odum as part of the 6 names forwarded to the senate for approval as minister. 

Popular belief has it that this is one of the generous gestures from Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for his years of loyalty and relentless effort to keep the APC in the Abua & Odua area as one unit.
Udi Odum gets nominated as minister by rotimi amaechi


The former chairman was said to be among the few politicians who didn't collapse the party structure for their own selfish interests.

He hasn't also opposed the sharing formula of the party in the state all these while like some factional leaders in the Ogoni axis. 

Which portfolio is Udi likely going to handle and do you think he will do well? 

He may likely continue in the footprints of Chibuike Amaechi as Minister of transportation and if we have seen in Udi Odum as chairman we are very optimistic that he will do a very good join and make Rivers state and Nigeria at large proud. 
Net worth of Udi Odum

The full list of ministerial nominees submitted to senate by President Muhammadu Buhari are:

Henry Ikoh Ikechukwu (Abia State) 

 Umana Okon Umana (akwa ibom)

Joseph Egwumakama Nkama (Enugu) 

Hon. Goodluck Opiah Nnana (IMO) 

Ibrahim Umar El-Yakub (Kano) 

Hon. Udih Odum (Rivers) 

Ademola  Adegoroye Adewole (Ondo state) 

The list consists of deserving members of the APC whom the president found worthy to work in the federal executive council. 


APC abua Odua leader Udi Odum

In summary, we have gone through Hon Udi Odum biography and how he has been exceptional with the discharge of his duties over the years. We hope that his assumption of office as minister will be another good omen for Rivers State. 

Nigerian Senate confirms Udih Odin and 6 others as ministers 

The Senate on Wednesday 29th June 2022  confirmed the 7 new ministers nominated by President Buhari.

The nominees who were confirmed are Hon. Udi Odum of Rivers State, Henry Ikechukwu of Abia State; Ekumankama Nkama of Ebonyi State, Akwa Ibom State's Umana Umana, and Rt. Hon. Good luck Opiah from Imo State.

Also Kano State's Umar El-Yakub and Ademola Adegoroye from Ondo State; were confirmed as well. 

They were confirmed after going through a rigorous screening exercise yesterday Wednesday 29th June 2022 that lasted about five hours.

It was done individually during the plenary session.

Some persons were asked to take a bow, and others answered random questions bearing on education, economy, insecurity, etc.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who presided over the screening used voice votes to unanimously approve the appointments of these ministers.

Udi Odum Confirmed as minister of state for environment

Today 6th July 2022, Hon Udi Odum got confirmed by FG as Federal Minister of State for Environment. We say congratulations to him.

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